Unless if someone decide to translate the Vita release (maybe it would not be a living nightmare like the SFC version), then I will just ignore it.
Square usually does the path of least resistance with these ports so I doubt it's going to be any less of a pain. IMO it still needs to be done farther down the road but for different reasons. I feel at least that there's a very real danger of losing the only means of getting an official translation at this point: between the dumb use of online-only DRM used in certain titles and sometimes making the decision to not update ports, there's a real chance this thing could become dead with no chance of ever playing it again.
I support RS2 finally getting love and all, and I'll probably be buying it myself (because I view it as a dollar vote for stuff we like getting translated), but I hope that when the time is needed we can at least port the official translation into the SNES or Vita copy for archival's sake.
If they add proper gamepad support, I *might* consider it for the Shield TV.
No way I'm playing through it on my phone though.
They did forFF VI at least. That was the thing that made it some form of playable for me, though I still just emulate other versions instead. I mean for me all the others were doable (and heck, in my opinion V's was one of the best outside of the DQ ports as far as touch controls go as long as you turn off the diagonal movement), but I still can't fathom who thought any part of the VI mobile port's UI was a sound idea.
Then again I was using a tablet. Maybe the bigger screen factors into these things being easier/harder to use or something.