Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed, by way of interview, that Nintendo will be showing off a brand new Mario title at E3 for the Wii U. The game will make use of the upcoming console’s tablet controller and remote interfaces.
Nintendo developing another Mario game? That’s bananas!
It’s worth noting that the Big N recently grabbed up the rights to SuperMario4.com. The last western Mario game to receive main line style numbering was Super Mario Bros. 3. There have been other numerical sequels in the Mario brand (Super Mario Galaxy 2, for instance), but nothing beyond Super Mario Bros. 3 for the direct, traditional Mario platformers. The next in line was Super Mario World for the SNES. Curiously, though, the Japanese version of that game was named Super Mario Bros. 4: Super Mario World.
Right, we know, confusing. But, still, the URL acquisition coupled with Miyamoto’s discussion during this interview suggest that the Wii U Mario title could be aptly named Super Mario 4. Consumers might have their minds blown in confusion.
Miyamoto also took time in the interview to talk a bit more about his retirement. While that’s not happening any time soon, the famed game designer did explain that he’s been working with younger developers inside the company so that his absence will not be missed quite as much.
As more comes for Nintendo’s future with the Wii U, Super Mario 4 and Miyamoto, we’ll be on it.