CVG claims to have a tasty goodie from insider Nintendo sources: a new Mario game will apparently be shown this year. No, they’re not talking about Super Mario 3DS – they’re referring to a never-before-seen game for the never-before-seen console. Of course, we have no idea whether this would be a 3D Mario game, a side-scrolling 2D New Super Mario Bros. sequel, or even a part of the main series at all – but if this is true, then it means that Nintendo really has learned their lesson: Mario is their king.
We’ve heard something like this before, which means that it could very well be a real leak from a real Nintendo source. But without an official comment (“Nintendo does not comment on rumors and speculation”), we’ll just have to wait and see if this one rings true on Tuesday.
But we’ve also heard another little whisper from our Ninty sources – that Super Mario 3DS won’t be the only new Mario title to be shown off in Los Angeles. Could we be looking at a Super Mario Galaxy for the next, next generation?
Wii launched without one back in 2006. During the launch window, Nintendo’s core fans only had the choice of Wii Sports and Wii Play, and updated GameCube titles Resident Evil 4 and Zelda: Twilight Princess – which eventually cost Nintendo in the loyalty stakes. Have they learnt their lesson this time?