Not that this should shock any of you, but Nintendo has admitted that it’s working on a new, proper Mario game for the 3DS. So says the mighty Shigeru Miyamoto, who was recently profiled in the New Yorker. This is most welcome news, yes.
Miyamoto said, as part of the ongoing Iwata Asks series, that:
In the interests of adopting new technology for the Super Mario Bros. tradition, I am now making a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo 3DS system… I want to show everyone as soon as possible what the new Super Mario Bros. will be like on the Nintendo 3DS.
Can’t be more clear than that.
1UP helpfully reminds us that the last proper (read: original) Mario game to appear on a handheld console was 2006’s New Super Mario Bros.
It was good.