Nintendo’s Miyamoto let the cat out of the bag today at a London event, confirming both Café, the new console rumored to be announced at E3, and a Tanooki suit in Super Mario 3DS. I don’t know which is the bigger news.
I confess there isn’t smoke without fire. We always build consoles. You’ll never see some of them. But you don’t have to trust all the stuff you read.
Would it be announced at E3? He wouldn’t confirm, but I’m guessing they’ll at least give a teaser.
He also talked about perhaps the most anticipated game for the 3DS — behind Ocarina of Time, of course. It’s not much, but it’s promising:
It’s a combination of Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario on N64. It won’t convey the message if I talk to you today, but if you play it at E3 that will give you more understanding of what I’m talking about.
The 3DS allows for better control, he says. For example, the floors you’d see in SM64 that were floating above the ground or moving in space were often hard to jump directly onto, but on the 3DS, “it’s really easy,” he said.
And regarding the tail in the logo? “It’s what you think it is.”
Well, that does it. I’m going to have to buy a 3DS now — if only to relive the glory that was the Tanooki suit. I wonder if it’ll have Kuribo’s Shoe as well? Man, that thing was badass.
Lastly, and most importantly, Super Mario 3DS is “completely original, and coming this year.” We’ll be sure to play it at E3 and give you a full report.