Nintendo has just opened its Mario-themed Super Nintendo World park in Hollywood and soon Super Mario will be getting his very own big-screen animation – so when can we expect to see the next major video game entry?
In a recent interview with IGN, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto mentioned how although Nintendo hasn’t got anything to share right now, it doesn’t mean it’s not working on anything. In fact, Nintendo is “always working on Mario” according to the industry legend, it’s just not ready to draw back the curtain:
Miyamoto: “We’re always working on Mario, so when we get to a time where we can share information, we’ll certainly do so.”
The latest blockbuster Mario release was Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury in 2021. The first game in this two-in-one offer was a re-release of the 2013 Wii U title and the second portion was a brand new bonus experience starring Mario and Bowser Jr. in a short but fun adventure.
The last anniversary in 2020-21 also saw the arrival of the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection – a “limited-time” offer containing three classic Mario games from the 3D era. And before this, the last mainline title was Super Mario Odyssey in 2017 (nearly six years ago).
What Mario game would you like to see next? When do you think we’ll even see the next major Mario entry, and will it be on the Switch? As always, leave your thoughts below…