Shigeru Miyamoto wants to take 3D Mario games even further in the future
Super Mario is still going strong after 35 years, with successes like Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario 3D World as well as an upcoming animated movie. Shigeru Miyamoto is nowhere near done with Mario, and wants the next game in the series to push into new territory.
After Super Mario Galaxy, the goal was to make a “more accessible 3D Super Mario game,”, which resulted in New Super Mario Bros Wii, which took the series back to its 2D side-scrolling roots.
- Super Mario Odyssey is the best-selling 3D mario with 22 million sales
- Super Mario Galaxy is the second best at 12.8 million sales
- New Super Mario Bros Wii earned both critical acclaim and adoring fans
- Super Mario 3D World was re-released in February this year
Accessibility: “When we develop software, we strive to incorporate new elements, but at the same time we want to make it easy for even first-time players to have fun,” Miyamoto told investors in a financial report Q&A.
3D is staying: “People of all generations have been enjoying the 3D Mario game Super Mario Odyssey, so for 3D Mario going forward, we want to try expanding further in new ways.”