Nintendo/Miyamoto confirm new Mario game for E3 reveal

Shigeru Miyamoto has said that a new Super Mario game for the Wii U will be debuted at this year's E3. Speaking to Spain's El Mundo (via Eurogamer), Miyamoto confirmed suspicions that this year's show would see a return for Nintendo's #1 property, this one bound for the Wii U and said to show off the console's unique control features.

Above: Shigeru Miyamoto and Mario. We're pretty sure that's everyone in

El Mundo reports that Miyamoto “smiled during all the interview - even when he wants to change the topic because 'it's not the moment' to talk about Wii U.” Yep, that sounds like our guy, then. The designer was visiting Paris to show an inventive new collaboration between Nintendo and the Louvre – but if Shigeru Miyamoto were to stop the conversation whenever anyone mentioned Mario, he'd never get to talk to anyone. This month saw the Super Mario 4 domain nabbed by Nintendo, implying extra-canonical shenanigans for the ubiquitous mascot in the near future.


  • Cyberninja - April 16, 2012 3:40 p.m.

    Wait what about super mario bros mii was that just a tech demo or is it being made into a full game?
  • Redeater - April 16, 2012 3:49 p.m.

    You better be poor stomach is doing somersaults right now. I will officially write off Nintendo if this is a real thing.
  • shawksta - April 16, 2012 4:22 p.m.

    Dude, theres literally NO IMPROVEMENTS to Super Mario bros. mii, it was just a tech demo of NSMB Wii in HD and with your Mii's. Plus, that game didnt use anything with the tablet controller, which is the main point of the Wii U
  • shawksta - April 16, 2012 4:28 p.m.

    Now that just begs the question, just what WILL be the Mario game for Wii U? If it IS Super Mario 4, then that gives an even BIGGER question mark for the "2D Mario on 3DS" and its vice versa if SM4 is for 3DS, the question will be what the Mario game for Wii U be. What were definitly expecting is Mario utilizing the the Wii U's potential either way. Im pretty sure that SMB mii is just a tech demo, but if it DOES end up a real game, lets hope they atleast make it worth it and utilize the Wii U, its gonna be a sh*t bomb if they didnt and just threw us an HD NSMB. Overall, were definitly gonna sh*t our pants on E3.
  • shneepsh - April 16, 2012 5:06 p.m.

    Finally, as an unashamed Mario fanboy, this has given me the reason I've been waiting for. My odds of buying the Wii U went up from about 50% to 80%. Now I'm just throwing this out there and there's no evidence to say this would be the case, but...any chance this game goes the Super Paper Mario/ Sonic Generations route and combines 2D and 3D somehow, so SMB4 ends up being a sequel to SMB 3 and Galaxy 2? I can't help but wonder if the controller screen and the tv screen will end up being two different Mario dimensions, though I'm not sure how that would work.
  • shawksta - April 16, 2012 5:39 p.m.

    Okay, it seems word came that Nintendo said "a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U system will be shown at this year’s E3 Expo. This is based on the Mario experience that was demonstrated at last year’s E3 Expo." So i guess the tech demo was hinting at what the game will be, but it seems hugely rubbish in my opinion unless they innovate and make it worth it, but who knows, that was a year ago, allot couldve changed and they said "Based on the Mario Experience" not the game itself, by saying experience, its possible its gonna have the same 2D side scrolling momentum, leading up to being Super Mario 4. Then again, it was Nintendo who said it, not Miyamoto. Guess we'll see.
  • Pyroco101 - April 17, 2012 1:17 a.m.

    Best worse-case scenario, we get an HD New Super Mario Bros where the 3rd and 4th players don't have to play as Toads, loads of new levels (built around multiplayer, I hope), and (again, hopefully) no collision between players, because it's so damn annoying.

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