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Nintendo EAD Tokyo Working on 3DS Super Mario Title

by James Jones - March 2, 2011, 9:59 am PST
Total comments: 21 Source: http://gdc2011.nintendo.com/, GDC Keynote

As part of his GDC keynote address, Satoru Iwata announced the new game is being designed to "take full advantage" of the system's 3D display.

During his Game Developer's Conference keynote address today, Satoru Iwata announced that Nintendo EAD Tokyo, developers of the Super Mario Galaxy games, are currently working on a new Super Mario title for Nintendo 3DS.

The game is being designed to take full advantage of the 3D display on the 3DS.

Four screenshots and a "placeholder" logo was shown during the presentation. The logo looked like the "Super Mario" from Super Mario 64, but with a tail extending from the end of it, much like the Super Mario Bros. 3 logo. Iwata noted that the tail would be explained at this year's E3.

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Talkback

FZeroBoyoMarch 02, 2011

They're going to call it Super Mario Galaxy 3...D. I'm calling it right now.  :P:

ThomasOMarch 02, 2011


The four screenshots:

http://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/195467-gdc-11-new-super-mario-game-for-3ds-announced-has-tail/mario3ds-noscale.jpg

TJ SpykeMarch 02, 2011

Looks really good, do you also have the logo?

I hope they can have that out for this holiday season.

Uploaded the screens and logo.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterMarch 02, 2011

Oh man, I must have looked away when that was shown! Looks great, it will be nice to see how none mushroomed Mario works in 3D.

MaryJaneMarch 02, 2011

3rd parties better step their game(s) up if they want to compete with Nintendo's offerings down the road. Nintendo likes to set the bar with their games, and Mario is always a good way to do that.

SilverQuilavaMarch 02, 2011

Hehe, they're using the mushroom type mario this time?! I look forward to this.

Mop it upMarch 02, 2011

The screens have a Super Mario Galaxy look to them, I wonder if they're using that game as a basis for this.

It's being developed by the Mario Galaxy team so that's pretty much a lock.

TanookisuitMarch 02, 2011

It's totally going to be called Super Mario 3DS.  I love it.  I hope they bring back all the suits from Mario 3 and add a few more!

TJ SpykeMarch 02, 2011

Not a chance, MAYBE Super Mario 3D (I doubt any game is gonna have "3DS" in the name, and I know what you meant though). I hope they don't do that either, I want a more creative title. I also hope the game is more memorable than New Super Mario Bros. was. NSMB wasn't a bad game, but it was kinda bland and forgettable.

yoshi1001March 02, 2011

Quote from: Tanookisuit

It's totally going to be called Super Mario 3DS.  I love it.  I hope they bring back all the suits from Mario 3 and add a few more!


And give us a level where we have to save Milli Vanilli.  ;D

MaryJaneMarch 02, 2011

I wouldn't mind a redux of the first three games where those worlds have been taken over by new 3D (or some more clever term) enemies. The boxes and pitfalls are in the same place, but now there's also a fire breathing dragon (one monster for each world) changing the landscape and trying to kill you at random points in the level. That would be my idea anyway.

KDR_11kMarch 03, 2011

An important part of the tanooki suit was its rarity. But unlike the kuribo's shoe it wasn't just issued to you on a specific level, you had to get it from secrets and then got one use out of it. If you lost it that's it, it's gone. You could use it anywhere if you wanted to. Galaxy's powerups stand in stark contrast to that, you get a powerup issued in the level they want you to use it in and afterwards they take it away, if it's something that actually makes you more powerful rather than just letting you progress the intended way they'd make it timed (fireflower, anyone?). SMB3 allowed you to break the game with the rare items (P wing!), SMG only handed them out exactly when the level was designed for it.

We'll see if this marks a return to the old powerup mechanics where powerups actually made you more powerful.

I hope so. That's one of the very few design flaws in Super Mario Galaxy.

Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)March 03, 2011

EAD Tokyo is one of the most skilled development teams in the business, as far as I'm concerned, so this goes straight to the top of my list for 2011. Obviously, it remains to be seen whether those images are indicative of the game's perspective - I actually really hope it is. Situations like the top-right and bottom-right pictures, on any other system, would probably come across as  broken camera, but with the 3D display, you'd be able to perceive the proximity of the objects in the environment. They could give a challenging course, give a fixed camera angle that's way out there and it'd be well within your power to do it if you can judge distances between one platform and the next. That'd be awesome!

Spak-SpangMarch 03, 2011

They are going to call it


New Super Mario 3D.


And it is going to be a spiritual successor to Super Mario 3, but it is going to be a completely 3D game.  They are going to do completely retro design Mario game, but it is going to be in 3D.


I expect, very tightly designed 3D levels that are somewhere between a 3D world, and the straight line worlds of the original Mario series.  That is my prediction.



KnowsNothingMarch 03, 2011

Quote from: Spak-Spang

They are going to call it


New Super Mario 3D.


And it is going to be a spiritual successor to Super Mario 3, but it is going to be a completely 3D game.  They are going to do completely retro design Mario game, but it is going to be in 3D.


I expect, very tightly designed 3D levels that are somewhere between a 3D world, and the straight line worlds of the original Mario series.  That is my prediction.

Yeah but will it be in 3D? You weren't clear about that.

I think those screens are all from previous Mario games.

Mop it upMarch 05, 2011

Quote from: TJ

Not a chance, MAYBE Super Mario 3D (I doubt any game is gonna have "3DS" in the name, and I know what you meant though).

I was convinced it wouldn't be called New Super Mario Brothers Wii, but it sure was. You just never know with Nintendo, but I'm expecting the title to be (New) Super Mario Brothers 3D(S).

TJ SpykeMarch 05, 2011

Maybe, I think everyone was surprised with both NSMB games (who thought they would actually release a game called New Super Mario Bros.?).

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