Super Mario Odyssey’s Producer On Miyamoto’s Involvement In The Game And The Chances Of A Sequel

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The Verge recently spoke to Super Mario Odyssey’s producer Yoshiaki Koizumi about the upcoming Switch title. In the interview, Koizumi discussed Shigeru Miyamoto’s level of involvement and influence with the game, as well as the possibility of Odyssey getting a sequel within the Switch’s lifetime.

 

When asked about Miyamoto’s degree of involvement with the game, Koizumi had this to say:

 

“The involvement of Mr. Miyamoto in this project is pretty similar to previous projects as well, in that we will go to him and say “this is the kind of game we want to make, this is what we’re hoping to achieve,” and he will look at it and give his feedback and advice and ideas. In terms of actually how much of his advice we take on, we have a degree of flexibility and a degree of autonomy. And for Super Mario Odyssey, actually I’d say he left us to our own devices quite a lot.”

 

When it comes to whether Odyssey will be getting a sequel in the future, Koizumi said the following:

 

“I’m obviously considering lots of things for the future. In terms of Super Mario Odyssey and whether there would be a sequel, the first game hasn’t even come out yet so it’s very tough to say at this stage whether there would be a sequel or not. I’m first and foremost just hoping that Super Mario Odyssey is a success. And secondly, yeah, with the Nintendo Switch lifecycle again it’s very early — who knows how things will turn out? As you say, in the past maybe there’s been one 3D title per hardware generation on average, but I wouldn’t say that that’s a hard-and-fast rule that would have to be adhered to.”

 

Super Mario Odyssey will release for the Nintendo Switch on October 27th, 2017.


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