Being one of Nintendo’s longest running franchises, Mario has been in almost every type of game imaginable in the 2D and 3D world. In 2007, the company unveiled Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii, changing up the series by sending Mario to the stars. In 2010, this game was followed up by Super Mario Galaxy 2, and to date, the two games have been two of the most popular Mario games released. The effects of gravity, motion controls with the Wii Remote, and a change in the level dynamic made the games feel exciting and new once again. Since then, we’ve seen more titles in the New Super Mario Bros. series, Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS, and on November 22 of this year, we’ll be able to get our hands on Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U in North America. With a system now capable of HD displays and a GamePad controller that has been put to great use so far, returning to the Super Mario Galaxy series is a move that would make sense for Nintendo. Recently in an interview, Shigeru Miyamoto said he doesn’t rule out making more games in that series.
In the interview, Miyamoto talked about the upcoming
Super Mario 3D World and what they were trying to do with that game for the series as a whole.
“We did not set out trying to define the future of Mario action games with this title. Rather, we’re just trying to find some fun new elements that we can incorporate. So for example, I certainly wouldn’t rule out the possibility of us creating more games in the vein of Super Mario Galaxy…What we’re trying to accomplish here, is just to create a really good entry point for new players into the Super Mario 3D games.”
Super Mario Galaxy is a game that many people would love to return to in a future installment. In the same way, Super Mario Sunshine has become something of a cult classic in the Super Mario series, and I’m sure if they ever made a sequel to that it would sell very well. What do you think? Would you like Mario to return to space in an updated, HD Galaxy game? Would you like to see him someplace he’s never been before? Maybe a darker, grittier Mario game? Let us know in the comments!