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Nintendo is Planning a “New Kind of Mario”

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Nintendo is making big changes to the Legend of Zelda formula with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, it seems like the Japanese company may have some more changes in store for their mascot, Mario.

When speaking to IGN, Nintendo boss Shigeru Miyamoto teased “a new kind of Mario” for the franchise.

“We’re always challenging ourselves to create something new, so hopefully you’ll see a new kind of Mario in about a year or two,” said Miyamoto. “Maybe next E3 we’ll be able to share something.”

Miyamoto further elaborated on the delicate approach to changing up the Mario series and its mechanics, considering the platformer is generally aimed towards a bigger audience.

“It’s kind of difficult with Mario because some of the more important conventions of Mario are based on the approachability and accessibility of those games,” Miyamoto said.

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68 comments
  1. Valwin Mediaz
    Valwin Mediaz
    June 19, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Female Mario

  2. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    June 19, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Well let’s see, they’re ripping off open world Witcher/Far Cry style gameplay for Zelda, what other successful recent franchises can they rip off for Mario?

  3. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    June 19, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    >A new kind of Mario

    Let him die and replace him with Two robots, a clone and A black guy that’s not really Mario but put on the overalls to go on adventures~

  4. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    June 19, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I don’t even think it needs a large change to the core mechanics. Just do a new setting besides the Mushroom Kingdom and a new antagonist instead of Bowser.

  5. JellyfishMonarch
    JellyfishMonarch
    June 19, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Just don’t become sonic the edgehog please.

  6. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    June 19, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    >Witcher/Far cry

    Eh, I seen Dragons Dogma and Shadow of Colossus in there as well.

  7. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 19, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Why change a classic, retro and staple design that’s been extremely successful?

    If he’s going to change Mario into a female to pander to the whining SJW-feminist crybabies then Miyamoto can get fucked.

  8. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    June 19, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I’m honestly at that point wherein I don’t know where they should take Mario. Something new almost always means something gimmicky, which Mario fans really don’t need. Yet at the same time, it isn’t gaining audience because Mario is so formulaic.

    I guess it boils down to whether Nintendo wants its franchises to grow, or to retain its core audience.

  9. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 19, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    I was thinking a black-asian halfcast midget in a wheelchair with mild autism and Down’s Syndrome.

    You know, for muh diversity.

  10. Arenegeth
    Arenegeth
    June 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    What we need to see is an ‘old’ kind of Mario, since there was never a true sequel to the best 3D Mario game of all time (in my opinion anyway) Super Mario 64. And no, Sunshine was a streamlined version with a gimmick (though decent as its own game).

    Seriously, I know that the old, hub based, collectathon 3D platformers are old news, though I hope Yooka-Laylee, brings them back. But that direction will be far more interesting to me, than another casual streamlined romp, for an audience that has since moved on from Nintendo and is too busy paying to win on their mobile.

    So go back to the roots of what made Mario great in 3D to begin with.

    Make Mario great again!

  11. STARSBarry
    STARSBarry
    June 19, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    maybe itl be a open world city game where you have to run a start up plumbing company along side your brother and try and make it into a reasonably successful franchise. You will be called in to unclog toilets using the Wii U touch pad so you can see every detail, the main screen will show a picture of Mario bent over with his crack on show.

    Fun for the whole family

  12. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    June 19, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    transvestite mario

  13. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    June 19, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    >Speech impediment

    Watch it there, buddy. Some of us work on that in real life.

  14. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Whatever happened to them thinking about making a Mario sister?

  15. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 19, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    The original idea shall finally be realized! Super Mario Bros. of Duty!

  16. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    June 19, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Holy shit guys, it must be a new Wario game

  17. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 19, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    With ball crush grip!

  18. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    June 19, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    And will one of the robots eventually try to kill the other three?

  19. sanic
    sanic
    June 19, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Like this?

  20. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    June 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Where’s that DAMN power star?

  21. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    June 19, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Super RAMIREZ!! Bros.

  22. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 19, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Bastardized by Sakurai.

  23. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    June 19, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Yeah, he also unsealed Ganon, Hence, Breath of the Wild. It takes the Original Mario, The clone and Black!Mario to put a end to it. Just in time for cake made by Princess Peach and a fireworks show.

  24. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    June 19, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Mama Mia!

  25. scemar
    scemar
    June 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    I was about to make a similar comment.

    I’d love to see a “new” mario that went back to the old 3D big open maps style of Mario 64, heavy emphasis on exploration, playing around with the map, etc.

    What was old would be new again, after so many “new super mario bros” and galaxy games took a detour from that.

    In a way it would be very similar to what they are doing with the “new” zelda. A reinvention of the franchise using older games as an inspiration, but with new mechanics.

    The more open world design with more emphasis on exploration is reminiscent of the first zelda’s style, except this time they are using inspiration from new games like skyrim to re-interpret that style of experience in the zelda franchise with that big open world with many things to do, fully taking advantage of the hardware improvements over the years in the gameplay.

    If they could do the same for Mario, take the old mario 64 approach and make it new again, take advantage of all the hardware can do, give us truly big and vast worlds to explore with many things to do, like 64 but bigger, deeper and better, that would make a truly next gen new mario experience.

  26. InkBrush
    InkBrush
    June 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    If I recall everyone is just wanting a new REAL 3D Mario game like Galaxy, Sun Shine, even 64. Because I sure as hell know everyone is fucking sick of “new” Super Mario bros and 3D world was more of a tease to those wanting a new real 3D game again.

  27. scemar
    scemar
    June 19, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    3D world might have as well been called 2.5 world because that’s how it played.

    It was a 2D platformer in 3D perspective.

  28. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 19, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Black Hipster Mario, and his Transgender ‘Sister’ Luigi must protect the safe space of the Mushroom Liberal Arts College Campus and the homosexual Prince Peach from the evil White privileged Christian Male known as Bowser.

  29. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Ratchet and Clank? They can give Mario lots of guns.

  30. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 19, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    It this new Mario game the only thing Nintendo will showcase at the next E3?

  31. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 19, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Design-wise, why change a classic, retro and staple design that’s been extremely successful?

    If he genuinely wants a new design for Mario then fair enough. BUT if he’s going to change him into a female just to pander to the whining SJW-feminist crybabies then Miyamoto can get fucked…

    …or maybe it wouldn’t be that bad?

  32. InkBrush
    InkBrush
    June 19, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    If you mean by a new Wario game. You mean the constant milking of Wario Ware since Nintendo wants everyone to forget about Wario Land.

  33. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    June 19, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Wouldn’t he actually be talking about game play?

  34. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    June 19, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Getting ready for Call of Duty: Mario Warfare.

  35. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    June 19, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I actually stutter. Have ever since my sister died in a car wreck when I was a kid.

  36. marcos_marcotron
    marcos_marcotron
    June 20, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Islamic extremist Mario

  37. Patrick England (Shadoan)
    Patrick England (Shadoan)
    June 20, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Mario Sunshine 2…. OH OH, SUNSET OVERDRIVE-MARIO! hmmmmm, SUNSET-OVER-MARIO!… screw it.

  38. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    June 20, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Instead of jumping on strange looking mushroom men Mario will jump on strange looking cabbage men…what a novelty!

  39. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    June 20, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Goodness me! There are children around!

  40. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    June 20, 2016 at 12:42 am

    I doubt Miyamoto should change Mario, the “new kind” aspect must be part of the game aspect.

  41. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    June 20, 2016 at 12:47 am

    The interesting thing with Zelda is its something they’ve actually been wanting to do since OoT. They had a load of ambitious ideas for the N64 DD, but since it failed they couldn’t do it.

    I don’t think the kind of big open world they envisioned was really viable until now.

    As for Mario, I’d like to see them give do a game like SM64 or Sunshine, without F.L.U.D.D. They can do much bigger, more detailed worlds now, which is what I liked about Sunshine.

    I wouldn’t mind if they brought F.L.U.D.D back either, just not for the whole game.

  42. swayingill
    swayingill
    June 20, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Are they gonna remove his accent in order to make him more pc?

  43. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    June 20, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Sorry to hear about that buddy.

  44. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 20, 2016 at 2:29 am

    inb4 open world

  45. Black_Bob
    Black_Bob
    June 20, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Not sure why I haven’t seen this before but this is glorious!

  46. Smug
    Smug
    June 20, 2016 at 3:18 am

    “Troll killer” Mario

  47. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    June 20, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Witcher and Far Cry invented open world?

  48. Shiroken
    Shiroken
    June 20, 2016 at 5:39 am

    I would offer my future offspring in sacrifice for a Ping Pong Mario game for my Game Boy Color.

  49. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    June 20, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Oh did they? Fascinating theory there, but I never said anything of the sort.

  50. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    June 20, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Wasn’t that basically Super Mario Sunshine?

  51. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    June 20, 2016 at 6:05 am

    They’re equal opportunity plagiarists.

  52. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    June 20, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Female Mario wearing a burqa

  53. Robert
    Robert
    June 20, 2016 at 6:09 am

    ~Inspired~

  54. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 20, 2016 at 6:23 am

    They can turn Luigi into a cyborg or something.

  55. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    June 20, 2016 at 6:23 am

    :(

  56. 2501
    2501
    June 20, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Doom Mario…. do it.

  57. AmyStarling
    AmyStarling
    June 20, 2016 at 7:40 am

    How about they make one with an actual story and real character development?

  58. NuclearCherries
    NuclearCherries
    June 20, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Open world Mario game in the vein of Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, except people will like this because Nintendo made it.

  59. Aken Bosch
    Aken Bosch
    June 20, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Can Nintendo do a satire like this?

  60. tccboss
    tccboss
    June 20, 2016 at 10:22 am

    What if, what if it’s a platform shooter like Ratchet and Clank?

  61. Galbador
    Galbador
    June 20, 2016 at 11:11 am

    How about a new kind of Nintendo, that does not censors games? How about a new kind of region free console, so that we can decide where we want to buy our new games?

    But no, all you think is, how to change Mario. This is why I don’t support you anymore, Nintendo. There is more than making new games, because those games are useless if people refuse to buy them.

  62. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 20, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Would be funny if they did, but they wouldn’t have the balls to do it.

  63. Mid 90's Shinigami
    Mid 90's Shinigami
    June 20, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Telltale’s Mushroom Kingdom, i’m callin it.

  64. Cfunk
    Cfunk
    June 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Nintendo’s always 2 years behind.