Super Mario RPG
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Before Paper Mario and the Mario & Luigi series, there was the 1996 SNES title, Super Mario RPG. If you've ever wondered about a possible sequel, you're not alone. In fact, Chihiro Fujioka - one of the game's directors is also up for it.

In a recent interview with the YouTube channel MinnMax, Fujioka not only spoke about the development of Super Mario RPG on the Super Famicom but also mentioned how he would be open to a follow-up and would like to make that his "final" game.

Question: "Were you eager to get your hands on a Mario RPG again at some point in your career?"

Chihiro Fujioka: "Yeah, I would absolutely love to make one...yeah, so in my career, I've been involved in a lot of games and I would really like my final one to be another Mario RPG game, if possible..."

He elaborated on this a little more, but also mentioned how he wanted to keep his story ideas a "secret":

"yeah, I would like to go back and create a Mario RPG (different from Mario & Luigi) where you're only controlling Mario..."

Chihiro has previously worked on EarthBound, the Mario & Luigi series at AlphaDream, and Super Mario RPG and the Final Fantasy series while at Square.


Last March, Super Mario RPG celebrated its 25th anniversary. Is it about time we got a follow-up? Leave a comment below.