Miyamoto making plans for 3DS Mario game

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 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]


  • AuthorityFigure - February 11, 2011 1:51 a.m.

    It's Mario Clash 3D. Finally, a quality 3D title.
  • Crimmy - February 3, 2011 4:16 a.m.

    We all knew this would happen. But one project at a time Miyamoto. Finish Nintendogs + Cats, then devote all your time and energy to an awesome new Mario game that blows apart the minds of millions of gamers.
  • shawksta - February 3, 2011 3:08 a.m.

    It could go Either 2 ways. If Its 2D Super Mario bros. They could really implement allot from SMB3 and SMW into something very awesome. OR If Its a 3D Super Mario bros. Get your asses Ready for a epic Dildo Up your ass because if there's anything Rare about 3D mario games, its that they ALWAYS kick ass epicly
  • 510BrotherPanda - February 2, 2011 10:22 p.m.

    @NG14916 and Tobio As long as it doesn't turn into a cutscene-centric misogyny-palooza like Other M did, I'd be down for a newer Metroid. Retro Studios, get back on it!
  • GameManiac - February 2, 2011 9:36 p.m.

    Just like with Pokemon, I saw this coming.
  • EnigmaSpirit - February 2, 2011 8:56 p.m.

    Super Mario Galaxy 3DS would be amazing.
  • grappler51 - February 2, 2011 8:40 p.m.

    For a metroid game, I'd rather have a really good looking side scrolling game rather than a metroid prime like game. It's been too long since we've had a classic metroid title.
  • db1331 - February 2, 2011 8:32 p.m.

    I wonder if Bowser is going to kidnap the princess again...
  • Nap1400 - February 2, 2011 8:21 p.m.

    Anyone who didn't see this coming is a complete and total moron. The only question I have: will it feature 2D platforming or 3D platforming?
  • game_over - February 2, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    ...Kuribo Shoe on the 3DS...please...
  • sirdilznik - February 2, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    If the new 3DS Mario game winds up coming out Q3 or Q4 2011 that would be perfect timing for me. I'm getting SSFIV 3DS at launch and either a racing game if one is available or PES 2011 3DS. Then saving for Prof Layton, Ocarina of Time, Kid Icarus, and Resident Evil: Revelations. All that will leave me strapped for cash until later in the year so even if Mario doesn't come out until X-Mas time that works for me. reCaptcha = Dranters conduct
  • batmanboy11 - February 2, 2011 8:16 p.m.

    Figured as much. Wish it was a launch game though...
  • Tobio - February 2, 2011 8:10 p.m.

    @NG14916 Metroid Prime Hunters wasn't bad, and with the power that the 3DS is showing, it could probably handle it. The question is: will they make one?
  • gamebrain8505 - February 2, 2011 8:08 p.m.

    but it is'nt as new as New super mario bros. mr Freeman
  • CommanderCrunch - February 2, 2011 8:03 p.m.

    Paper Mario 3ds is a new Paper Mario game, not a port.
  • NG14916 - February 2, 2011 7:39 p.m.

    Is the 3DS powerful enough to support a Metroid Prime-style Metroid game? There's a first-party Nintendo game I'd really like to see.

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