Nintendo Working on a "New Kind" of Mario Game

Mario's creator says we'll see "a new kind of Mario in about a year or two."


The Legend of Zelda has seen some big changes with the recently-announced Breath of the Wild, and now it sounds like Mario could have some of his own in the works. In an interview with IGN, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto said that we might see "a new kind of Mario" next E3.

"We're always challenging ourselves to create something new, so hopefully you'll see a new kind of Mario in about a year or two," Miyamoto said. "Maybe next E3 we'll be able to share something."

Miyamoto also talked about how changing Mario is a bit more difficult than Zelda, as the games' more important conventions are "based on approachability and accessibility" for wider audiences. He mentioned that new people who have joined Nintendo have given it the chance to look at Mario "with fresh eyes."

The last platforming Mario game was Super Mario 3D World, which was a sequel of sorts to Super Mario 3D Land. Critic Mark Walton reviewed Super Mario 3D World and said, "[It] is a dazzlingly inventive game that brings the fun in spades, and will leave you grinning like a loon from start to finish." It received a score of 9/10.

Nintendo showed off two new Mario games at E3: Paper Mario: Color Splash and a new Mario Party. You can check out a bunch of the company's announcements through the links below.

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