The Next Mario Game Already In Development At Nintendo’s EAD Tokyo

By Ishaan . April 8, 2014 . 1:02pm

The latest issue of the U.K.’s Edge magazine features an interview with the development team of Super Mario 3D World, and reveals that the team is already working on the next Mario game.


While Nintendo producer Yoshiaki Koizumi wouldn’t reveal whether the game is being developed for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, he did say that the intent is to “continue to propose new and exciting game mechanics going into the future”.


Meanwhile, co-director and EAD Tokyo team leader Kenta Motokura suggests that the team “might need to make even more use of the [Wii U] GamePad” for a future Wii U Mario title.

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  • Kaetsu

    Really hope we’ll see a new 3D platformer Mario for Wii U. I really want a Sunshine 2 but since that won’t happen I hope they come up with something just as creative.

  • Zer0faith
    • Kaetsu

      I’m surprised people still want more Galaxy. Maybe it’s because I didn’t like them all that much to begin with but there’s already 2 of them.

      • Zer0faith

        I want to see what the gamepad will provide since it was fun using it for some 3D World features.
        There’s innovation to be tapped there but Nintendo has yet to fully utilize it.

    • TempestTwin

      Get out of here. I want something new, not something that has been done before, twice.

      • Zer0faith

        That’s a bit of a tall order since this is a new Mario game we’re talking about and almost everything that CAN be done HAS been done already.
        Still I look forward to what the gamepad will do for the series since it was fun to use it for 3D World.

  • anything with a free-moving camera like Mario 64/Sunshine but NOT the mini-world aspect that the Galaxy games were.

    Yes, the Galaxy games were good and a lot of fun, but I want a big world to move around in and Galaxy didn’t deliver under the guise of a “big” world via mini-accessible star warps or whatever they were called and also in recent mario games please dear god remove that fixed camera crap. The games are fun but damn do they take away from the “Large expansive world to have fun in” that mario 64 built upon that I’m dearly missing right about now. :(

    • 하세요

      I’m the opposite way. I liked having many different smaller stages rather than returning to the same bigger place 6~8 times. I loved 64, but I like Galaxy more.

      • Kaitsu

        Yes, but there’s a point where it gets bland, because it’s being repeated after every game. This is why I didn’t enjoy Sonic Generations as much, because it still uses the Unleashed formula, despite me loving it the first time.

        • 하세요

          Maybe for you. It never got bland to me. At all. Even if Galaxy 3 was the same thing just new powers and stages. I’d buy it in a heartbeat. I don’t want any changes to it. It’s perfect if you ask me.

          • Kaitsu

            Well, I’m not asking for changes. I’m asking for a different game. While it may cater to you, it will not cater to me. Vise versa.

            That’s why different Mario games exist in the first place.

    • デ オオカミ

      Same here. Even though I’m a huge fan of the Galaxy games, a fun to explore world like in Mario 64 and Sunshine really gives the game a sense of freedom. A real world explore without the actual seperate levels concept would be even more amazing though. ^^

    • Roflcakes

      A game similar to Sunshine would be really nice, that was one of my favorites.

    • 60hz

      nope not a fan of big open worlds where you spend half your time looking for something to do, OR they have a form of transport to get you to something to do really fast that will need to be unlocked… in which case what’s the point in having an open world other than being lost???… i rather have my gameplay in concentrated packets, let me spend my energy playing instead of looking – leave the getting lost for my bouts in the real world…

  • Edzo04

    something completely new but in the same format as 64 and sunshine would be nice. 3d world was fantastic but it is also a massive step in the wrong direction.

  • Super Mario Universe? I hope.

    Don’t get me wrong, Mario 3D Land is great and 3D World looks absolutely phenomenal, but I wouldn’t mind at least a partial return to the more action-adventurey, exploratory style of Mario 64 and Sunshine.

    • Frank Bautista

      I always figured THAT would be the next “evolution” of the Mario franchise, something called “Super Mario Universe”. For one, looking at the titles, you have Super Mario Land, Super Mario World, Super Mario Galaxy –> “Universe” is the next step. That, and, c’mon, calling the console Wii U — Super Mario U –> Super Mario Universe is just perfection in itself.

  • MrRobbyM

    Hope it’s a new Mario adventure game. 3D World doesn’t really count imo. Something more along the lines of 64 and Sunshine would be great.

    • mike dickson

      no on mario 64 and yes for sunshine mario 64 is garbage

      • デ オオカミ

        For real? I love Sunshine, but in my eyes, Mario 64 became a classic the moment I started playing it. XD

        • mike dickson

          really the moment i started playing it wasn’t bad but the controllers were awful the stages were all garbage the story was bad ( like mario had story lol ) not to mention you have to play the game with a grappling hook that didn’t work well i would never consider mario 64 a classic it doesn’t deserve that status

  • Chaos_Knight

    Maybe it’s this?

    • Yan Zhao

      You know Mario could use a change, and a fantasy adventure game like this would definitely catch my interest.

    • Their legs are too short.

  • DragonSix

    “reveals that the team is already working on the next Mario game”
    No shit sherlock.

  • neo_firenze

    I hope there aren’t forced Gamepad gimmicks at the expense of off-TV play. I rarely play my WiiU on the actual TV, there are games I own that have never been played other than Gamepad-only mode.

  • Yan Zhao

    It would be wise for them to use this Mario game and make a mechanic that take advantage of the Wii U’s gamepad to promote and show what the console can really do. This would literally be a make or break deal.

  • tturtlejosh

    Mario 64:DS:3DS maybe? u.u

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