Address a new installment in three dimensions of a saga as successful and beloved as Super Mario Bros. It is always a difficult task, although in this sense the saga has always remained at a very high level in terms of quality and each title has known how to contribute its little grain of sand with innovative and original mechanics. Regarding this issue, Shigeru Miyamoto himself recently declared in a question and answer session compiled in the publication of the latest financial results of Nintendo (goes VGC) that the company has in mind expand the possibilities offered by the Mario in 3D in its next installment, all thanks to the success of Super Mario Odyssey, the latest title for Switch.
Nintendo considered 2D Mario to be more accessible
“Let me explain by describing the background to the development of the New Super Mario Bros Wii. At the time, it seemed like every time we created a new installment of Super Mario, which by then had already expanded to three dimensions, became more complicated, “Miyamoto said about the development of the 2D and 3D installments.” Super Mario Galaxy in 2007, the goal was to develop a game of Super Mario in 3D more accessible, and the result was New Super Mario Bros Wii, a basic game of Super Mario side scrolling that even new players could easily play. That then led to the launch of the game. Super Mario Run“, he declared, making it clear that Nintendo believed that Two-dimensional Mario were more accessible to all non-3D players.
“When we develop software, we strive to incorporate new elements, but at the same time we want to make having fun easy for beginning playersHowever, the company’s philosophy was changed by the success of Super Mario Odyssey. “Recently, people of all generations have enjoyed Super Mario Odyssey, the last 3D installment of Mario released in 2017. For the future of Mario in 3D we want to try to expand even more in new and different ways“Zanj Miyamoto. The overwhelming sales of Odyssey -almost 22 million copies to date- and approval by players of all ages have hinted to Nintendo that they hit the right key to make 3D Mario playable for a wider audience.