The Nintendo NX is due out next March in 2017. We have no idea what the device will be like or where the horsepower will benchmark, but we do know that a new Mario game is set to arrive sometime within the next two years for the new device.
Speaking with IGN, legendary Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that a brand new Super Mario game is set to arrive sometime within the next two years.
Specifically Miyamoto stated…
“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, […] Maybe next E3 we’ll be able to share something.”
It’s pretty cool that they already have a new Mario in the works, following up on the 2013 outing of Super Mario 3D World. Yes, there was also Super Mario Maker but that was a toolkit and not necessarily a new Super Mario title.
According to Miyamoto, bringing in new talent to Nintendo has opened the company up to taking on some more innovative and fresh ideas. The real challenge is in bringing Mario into a new generation while also keeping it highly accessible to casuals, with Miyamoto telling IGN…
“It’s kind of difficult with Mario because some of the more important conventions of Mario are based on the approachability and accessibility of those games,”
The only thing I worry about is whether or not these new people coming into Nintendo – this new breed of developer – will attempt to subvert the quality of Nintendo products in hopes of pushing for political agendas? So far, Eiji Aonuma and his proteges have done a darn fine job with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Well, the Nintendo NX is due out next year and if what Miyamoto is saying holds true, then we’ll only have to wait a year before we see what Nintendo has in store for the new adventures of the pudgy plumber and his underachieving brother.