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News: Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, But Can't Reveal If It's Coming To 3DS Or Wii U

Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, But Can't Reveal If It's Coming To 3DS Or Wii U

"There’s still a lot more room for discovery and invention"

Nintendo producer Yoshiaki Koizumi has revealed that work has already begun on the next Super Mario game, but he is unable to give any information about which console it is coming to. Speaking to EDGE in a feature about the making of Super Mario 3D World, Koizumi refused to be drawn on...

News: Nintendo Left Online Out Of Super Mario 3D World To Deliver The "NES" Experience

Nintendo Left Online Out Of Super Mario 3D World To Deliver The "NES" Experience

Keeping things local

Remember the days before online gaming when you used to huddle around the NES, SNES or N64 with friends and relatives for a competitive multiplayer session? Being able to test your skills against people all over the world is all well and good, but you can't beat the experience of playing someone who is within punching distance...

News: Super Mario 3D World Producer Says DLC is Unlikely To Happen

Super Mario 3D World Producer Says DLC is Unlikely To Happen

Title will be largely traditional

Nintendo has experimented with DLC on relatively few occasions, and it doesn’t look like its approach to modern-day gaming will be changing pace anytime soon. In mostly unsurprising news, Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizuma has revealed DLC for the upcoming Wii U title is unlikely to happen. Although...

Feature: Keeping Mario at the Top

Keeping Mario at the Top

A never-ending icon

Mario is the face of Nintendo, a fact that is clear to most. As a character, however, he lacks any depth or back-story. Although some titles, such as the Mario & Luigi RPG titles on the Game Boy Advance and DS, apply a simple and humorous story to Mario and his world, he is often simply rescuing a Princess from a giant turtle creature. In fact, games writer James Leach said..

News: Koizumi Talks Super Mario 3D Hub, Caps and Replay Value

Koizumi Talks Super Mario 3D Hub, Caps and Replay Value

Lots of levels?

The 3DS price cut tomorrow might spur more people into picking up the console, but it won't matter a thing if the software isn't there to support the console in the longer-term. That shouldn't be a problem with Super Mario 3D Land set to launch in November this year, though. Director Yoshiaki Koizumi recently spoke to Official Nintendo Magazine about his plans for the game and..

News: Koizumi has "Too Many Ideas" for Mario on Wii U

Koizumi has "Too Many Ideas" for Mario on Wii U

What a problem to have...

Mario's new master, Super Mario Galaxy director Yoshiaki Koizumi, is already brainstorming ideas for how to bring the famous mascot to Wii U. He's been so busy, in fact, that he's already come up too many ideas to put into practice, according to a recent interview with Official Nintendo Magazine. Koizumi — who was kept in...

News: Super Mario 3DS Has a Wardrobe of Famous Power-Up Suits

Super Mario 3DS Has a Wardrobe of Famous Power-Up Suits

A metaphorical wardrobe, you understand

Super Mario has made a big song and dance about the return of the Tanooki suit, but it's not the only famous garb the plumber can plod around in. Yoshiaki Koizumi has told Official Nintendo Magazine that there will be other familiar suits available in the 3DS adventure later this year: Also, I should point...

News: Super Mario Galaxy Director was Kept in the Dark About Wii U

Super Mario Galaxy Director was Kept in the Dark About Wii U

Koizumi left guessing

Nintendo unveiled Wii U at E3 in June without a single official first-party game to demonstrate it — attendees had to make do with tech demos like New Super Mario Bros. Mii and Zelda Wii U. If you were wondering why there wasn't a more concrete showing of upcoming games, it could be because Nintendo's legendary secrecy extended even to its own top employees. Super Mario..

News: Super Mario 3DS Has More Thrills, Less Exploration

Super Mario 3DS Has More Thrills, Less Exploration

Koizumi talks roots

You can tell from our Super Mario 3D First Impressions that Mario's first outing in 3D will be something special, and series veteran Yoshiaki Koizumi has spoken to GameSpot the game will play differently to its home console forebears. Despite some similarities to Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy, Koizumi believes the plumber's portable performance is more in line with the..