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Is The 3DS Getting Mario And Zelda In The Same Year?

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It seems that French gaming sites are breaking a lot of Nintendo headlines these days.

Gameblog (link is in French...obviously) sat down for an interview with Nintendo bigwig Shigeru Miyamoto, who said "I promise to do everything to release the new Mario this year" (my translation), and that the team working on the game is most likely one that was behind the Super Mario Galaxy games.

"New Mario" is a bit vague, but only last month Nintendo revealed it's working on a Mario title for the 3DS, so it makes perfect sense that it is that game. That being said, doing everything to release something is not the same as guaranteeing it will be released, and Nintendo has a history of slipping release dates. One would expect a new Mario game would take time to complete; however, if the Galaxy team is using existing architecture, the 3DS's first Mario title could be quite far along - and Mario Galaxy would be a perfect fit in 3-D. It would also be a perfect fit as a AAA holiday title for Nintendo's new handheld, so perhaps it will actually happen this year...?

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The return to 64 exploration will be good. I know some folk didn't like the straightforward linearness of the Galaxy titles [which is a fair point].

I'm relieved that it isn't gonna be NSMB 3DS [as I feared from the unveilment], though Yoshi's Island on the SNES is my only beloved 2D Mario so I'm indifferent to the Tanooki Suit nostalgia hook.

Can't see how 3D will make jumping in Mario games any easier than it already is, to be honest, lastly. Maybe it'll be one of those 'see it to believe it' things. Perhaps.

It releasing this year amongst Mario Kart and Paper Mario [not to mention Zelda and all the other Wii and 3DS titles slated for this year] seems a bit much though.

Shin Gallon said:

I'd much rather have something like NSMB, frankly. Mario 64 was okay, and I liked Sunshine, but both Galaxy games were just okay in my book. Mario's jumping and control have been wonky ever since the shift to 3-D, he really works better in 2-D environments.

Rosa said:

I prefer Mario in 2D. It's not a matter of nostalgia. I've just never had fun with a 3D Mario game. No, not even Mario 64.

buck said:

I never got into mario 64 but I feel that spherical worlds in the galaxy games were easier to maneuver. I then bought mario 64 on the virtual console and I regret missing out on it the first time around. I cannot wait for the 3ds mario game, i can't wait to see what we will get. Frogs, raccoons and tanookis oh my!

buck said:

I never got into mario 64 but I feel that spherical worlds in the galaxy games were easier to maneuver. I then bought mario 64 on the virtual console and I regret missing out on it the first time around. I cannot wait for the 3ds mario game, i can't wait to see what we will get. Frogs, raccoons and tanookis oh my!

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