Because it isn't truly a new Nintendo system without a truly new Super Mario Bros. game, Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed that an original Super Mario Bros. entry for the 3DS is indeed in development, and that it will make the most of its new, 3D platform.
The news was revealed during a recent round of 'Iwata Asks,' a reoccurring feature on us.wii.com wherein Nintendo's President, Satoru Iwata and his buddies talk shop for all the world to read. In a new edition, Miyamoto announced, “So, in the interests of adopting new technology for the Super Mario Bros. tradition, I am now making a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo 3DS system...I want to show everyone as soon as possible what the new Super Mario Bros. will be like on the Nintendo 3DS.”
Super Mario Bros. 3DS? We'll give a big 'woo hoo' to that. Nintendo already had an impressive first-party line-up with launch titles like Star Fox 64 3D, Paper Mario, Pilotwings Resort and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, but most of those are extra-dimensional ports of existing classics. The announcement of an honest-to-goodness, 100% new Super Mario game goes a long way towards proving Nintendo's commitment towards providing first party support for its new toy - not that it was unexpected.
Feb 2, 2011
[Source: Nintendo via MCVUK]