It’s already been 4 years since Super Mario Odyssey released for Switch and fans have been wanting that next 3D Mario experience. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto wants the next 3D Mario game to make a big impact similar to Super Mario Odyssey. The Switch game captured a larger audience than previous Mario games with lots of new players buying a Nintendo console for the first time in years. Miyamoto wants the next 3D Mario game to “expand the series further in new ways”. Here’s what he had to say courtesy of VGC:
“After the release of Super Mario Galaxy in 2007, the goal was to develop a more accessible 3D Super Mario game, and the result was New Super Mario Bros Wii, a basic side-scrolling Super Mario game that even new players could easily play. That later led to the release of the even simpler Super Mario Run game.
When we develop software, we strive to incorporate new elements, but at the same time we want to make it easy for even first-time players to have fun.
Recently, people of all generations have been enjoying the 3D Mario game Super Mario Odyssey (released in 2017), so for 3D Mario going forward, we want to try expanding further in new ways.”
We can’t wait to see the next 3D Mario game in action whenever the time comes. In the meantime, stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!