Apparently, there are some obstacles in the way of re-releasing this title in the USA. Which are both nerve-wracking and nerving at the same time.
According to Capcom's Christian Svennson:
"I know that people want them and I'm working with Japan to see what we can do about that. But they're not on the docket right now as they need to be recleared for rights issues (voice actors, musical score, middleware, any IP infractions, etc.) before we could contemplate putting them up. As it stands today, they are not "cleared" by the IP dept for future use."
What I can REALLY see here as a potential problem in this whole situation is simply because how incredibly identical the Servbots (Kobun) look to the Lego men. That could be be one key reason why Capcom would be reluctant to re-release MML. Remember, even though people knew about the Lego similarities back then, there weren't any popular Legos video games back when this game came out, but now there are and are very
popular (with the whole Star Wars/Batman/Indiana Jones/etc games), and with America being a lot more sue-happy, things could potentially look grim for this beloved series.
This is not the same problem TvsC had before announced coming here.
I swear to god, if this turns into another EarthBound-on-VC like legal-issue, I will dread.