Another Super Mario Galaxy possible

Shigeru Miyamoto says Super Mario 3D World does not necessarily signal the end of the Galaxy series.

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A third entry in the Super Mario Galaxy series has not been ruled out, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed. In the latest Iwata Asks feature, Miyamoto said the upcoming release of Super Mario 3D World does not necessarily signal the end of the Galaxy series.

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"Just so there is no misunderstanding, I should point out that this doesn't mean we'll never make another Super Mario Galaxy game," Miyamoto said.

"That's right," Nintendo EAD's Yoshiaki Koizumi agreed. "When we first started making Super Mario 3D World, Miyamoto-san asked me if this was going to be more like Super Mario Galaxy or more like Super Mario 3D Land. When we made Super Mario 3D Land, we had our eyes on the form of this game, so we made it this way without any hesitation."

"The same team can't make both at the same time," Miyamoto added. "And we can't bring in a second party and slap the name Super Mario Galaxy on it. I suppose we could idealistically make both in Tokyo, but we want to do something new too, so there was that dilemma."

This tallies with what Miyamoto said last month, when he explained that Nintendo did not set out to define the future of Mario action games with Super Mario 3D World. Nintendo will not limit itself to games similar to Super Mario 3D World in the future, Miyamoto said.

"So for example, I certainly wouldn't rule out the possibility of us creating more games in the vein of Super Mario Galaxy," he said at the time.

Super Mario 3D World will be released on November 22.

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