Nintendo 3DS

New Side-Scrolling 2D Mario Game Coming To Nintendo 3DS


    While Super Mario 3D Land is doing well, strictly 2D side-scrolling Mario games are among Nintendo’s biggest sellers. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (above), for instance, has sold over 25 million copies worldwide since its release.


    And New Super Mario Bros. on DS? That’s at over 28 million. Not surprising, then, that Nintendo are keen to develop another one of these games.


    At Nintendo’s latest financial results briefing this evening, Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, announced that “totally new side-scrolling action Super Mario in 2D” will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in the company’s next fiscal year.


    That puts it at somewhere between April 2012 and March 2013. The game’s official title hasn’t been announced yet.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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