It is looking to be a busy 2023 for Nintendo’s Mario franchise. An animated film is coming to theaters in April, and Super Nintendo World has recently opened its doors at Universal Studios Hollywood. However, one thing that has been noticeably missing is a new Mario game.
Excluding ports, there hasn’t been a new 3D Mario game in years. The past few years has been focused mainly on sports titles and a new Mario Party game. In fact, as of this post’s writing, Nintendo doesn’t have a single Mario game on the 2023 schedule.
With that in mind, it isn’t surprising that IGN asked Shigeru Miyamoto about the matter in an interview they recently had with him. They asked him why there isn’t a Mario game releasing alongside the theme park and movie. In response, Miyamoto said that “we’re always working on Mario, so when we get to a time where we can share information, we’ll certainly do so”.