Nintendo's President Announces Mario for 3DS

Nintendo's President Announces Mario for 3DS

During his keynote speech at the 2011 Game Developers Conference, Iwata said that Nintendo was working on a Mario game for the 3DS.

Many people were surprised that there wasn't a Super Mario game announced in the launch lineup for Nintendo's latest handheld game. Every single other console launch, since 1985, had at least some representation of that little Italian plumber. Today, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed that the same team that worked on Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 is making a games specifically for the 3D capabilities of the new handheld. The logo that Iwata showed wasn't very descriptive, but he said that we would find out what the tail in the bottom right means during Nintendo's conference at this year's E3. No mention of a release date, but if I had to guess it will be ready for the Holiday 2011 season.

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I can't guess as to what the tail means either, but we could be seeing a return of the red leaf power-up from Super Mario Bros. 3 which transformed Mario into a Raccoon. Man, that would be awesome. Flying around in 3D? Yep, that's a must have.

Check out my liveblog of Satoru Iwata's keynote speech at GDC for more information on Nintendo plans for the future.

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If I remember correctly, during the little video of game lineups they had for 3DS, there was at least 1 Mario game in there, I'm more surprised people didn't notice that...

Well I wasn't expecting this.

No way a Mario game on a Nintendo console!?!?! Iwata you genius...

A new Mario game by the "Mario Galaxy" team?

HELL, YEAH!

I am wanting a 3DS more and more.

wait... are you guys being serious? how does mario still exist?!

What's with Japanese developers and hints?

I remember in Final Fantasy XI, no one could figure out how to beat the hardest boss in the game without using an exploit/glitch, so once they fixed the glitch they made like a 2-hour-long video of the development team killing the boss, saying there were "subtle hints in the video" without actually showing what the hints were.

Then in Final Fantasy XIV when the game was first announced and we had no information on the game yet they said "look at the title, you can tell almost everything about the game by all the subtle hints in the title".

And now Super Mario 3DS with "subtle hints in the title". What the hell lol. Maybe it's just coincidence but it seems like every time something from Japan releases information it's like obligated by law to be encrypted.

I literally spazzed out when I saw the raccoon tail!

Surprising absolutely no one.

Oh well, let's see if they can actually do something interesting with the series and 3D. It's been pretty much just iterations of the same thing since Mario 64 and I can't see the addition of 3D changing that, but maybe N will prove me wrong.

Yay for the the tanooki suit in 3D! =D

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That's not a tail. It's a nose.

Mario will be teaming up with Groo.

Tanooki suit? Leaf? Roc's Feather? I'm game, Nintendo, especially if it's by the SMG guys, who have produced two of my favorite games. But, I'm not buying until I have promise of Paper Mario 3DS as well.

While a true sequel to Super Mario World would be preferable, I could definitely see the appeal in something like a remake/expansion of Super Mario Advance 4, what with the many extra levels created for those silly cards.

Woah. I honestly did not see this coming.

ZOMG! whats next?! a legend of zelda game? oh wait... OH! What about a starfox game? oh wait... OH! OH! what about a Metroid game?

I know what its going to be, it will be a remake of marios tennis from the virtual boy, that being one of the only mario games that hasn't been ported to every console

As long as this is more 64 and less Galaxy, I'm happy.

Because this is such a shocker that there will be a Mario game on the 3DS. ---_____---#

Anyway, I would hope for a paper mario port or original.

emeraldrafael:
Anyway, I would hope for a paper mario port or original.

Paper Mario 3DS has been announced for ages now. There are screenshots and everything.

BehattedWanderer:
promise of Paper Mario 3DS as well.

ask and you shall receive.

kevo.mf.last:

BehattedWanderer:
promise of Paper Mario 3DS as well.

ask and you shall receive.

I had not seen that. Thanks for passing it on, coincidentally. But, teases are not promises. A release date is a promise. A trailer with partners is a promise. This is just them being coy and playful.

Jerome9157:
wait... are you guys being serious? how does mario still exist?!

You gotta accept that Nintendo isn't gonna drop Mario ever.For reasons like this:
1.$$$$
2.Hes basically there mascot like Kratos is to Sony and Master Cheif is to Microsoft.
3.Remember in SmashBros in the intro there were 4 characters Link,MARIO,Kirby,and Pikachu Nintendo's All Stars.Who would they put in intro without Mario.
4.He was a large kicking off point for the platforming genre?
5.$$$$

HOLD UP WAIT A MINUTE LET ME PUT SOME SHAGGY IN IT!
Are the 3DS releases gonna be exclusive for it because if so I gotta come up with 250 moolas by the release (or wait for a price drop but lord knows how long that will take)

Oh wow, a Mario game from Nintendo?... THE RAPTURE IS UPON US
HIDE THYSELVES FROM GOD'S SIGHT

OK, sarcasm and genuine hatred for that fat little stereotype aside, Mario 64 was an amazing launch title that really showed off what N64 buyers could look forward to out of the system, so I wonder if something like that is what Nintendo has in mind this time too? If they're saving a few of their creative new tricks with the 3DS for this new title, we can get a preview of what they plan to use it for in the future. That's almost rather exciting, I'll want to hear more about that.

Gaming King:
As long as this is more 64 and less Galaxy, I'm happy.

From the screenshots that they showed (that for some reason the OP didn't bother to post :P) it looks a lot like it's a Mushroom Kingdom based game, including (potentially) a return to the 'eat mushroom to get big' mechanic.

http://bzzz.3dsbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/super-mario-bros-3ds-screenshots.jpg

cursedseishi:
If I remember correctly, during the little video of game lineups they had for 3DS, there was at least 1 Mario game in there, I'm more surprised people didn't notice that...

They have Mario Kart 3D and Paper Mario 3D, but no true mario game. Also, they're not launch titles, they're just in the "launch window" which ranges until X-mas.

OT: Not a surprise exactly but still good news! Note that the DS only had remakes and RPGs.

OH MAI GAWD A MARIO GAYM ON A NINTENDO SYSTEM!
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Seriously guys? There are a fuckton of IPs that I care about more than Mario. But suddenly we're all supposed to BOW DOWN whenever we see a fucking tail from arguably the most overhyped game on the planet?

Kysafen:
OH MAI GAWD A MARIO GAYM ON A NINTENDO SYSTEM!
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Seriously guys? There are a fuckton of IPs that I care about more than Mario. But suddenly we're all supposed to BOW DOWN whenever we see a fucking tail from arguably the most overhyped game on the planet?

Why are you even here if you don't care? So you can badmouth our hype for the game?
To most of us they're solid games and the return of a beloved power-up has got is in speculation mode.

GeorgW:
OT: Not a surprise exactly but still good news! Note that the DS only had remakes and RPGs.

Technically, Paper Mario's are RPG's.

OT: Oh yeah! That looks awesome! And I do agree with whoever said "More 64, less Galaxy". While I think Galaxy is one of the better Mario games, 64 is by far the best Mario game I've ever played. I would love a return to a "Jump into the painting and get 7-9 stars!" style.

man, whatever happened to the super mario BROS?

 

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