Rumor: Nintendo working on brand new 3D Mario for Wii U, releasing in 2013
Hey guess what? Nintendo is currently developing a 3D Mario game for the Wii U! I know. You’re shocked right now. I bet you didn’t see this one coming.
All joking aside the Paul Gale Network is reporting that Nintendo is working on a 3D Mario game to be released on the Wii U in 2013.
With Super Smash Bros 4 development only starting this year I imagine Nintendo has been developing this 3D Mario game and they may want it to be their marquee 2013 holiday title. If next generation consoles are really coming out late in 2013 as many think then Nintendo would be wise to have a big name Mario game to combat the next Xbox and PS4 launches.
You have to wonder where Nintendo will take 3D Mario’s. Galaxy 2 and 3D Land featured nearly no hub world. Sure Galaxy 2 had starship Mario but it doesn’t compare as well Isle Delfino, Peach’s Castle. Will Nintendo make this next Mario more open ended like Sunshine and Mario 64 or will it retain the linear (but spectacular) stage design of the Galaxy games?
And what will be the big, unique twist to this latest 3D Mario? We’ll have to wait and see.
I’d expect a reveal during E3 2013 of a 3D Mario game. You can go back to pretending to be surprised now.