For some game franchises, it’s really hard to keep things new and interesting. A key example of this is Mario. Though Nintendo has used Mario to launch new franchises, and even put him in numerous genres himself, the main Super Mario titles don’t change very much. In fact, the last “true” revolution for Mario game in the form of the Super Mario Galaxy games. Since then though, Nintendo has gone back to the “roots” of the franchise, with mixed results.
Shigeru Miyamoto though revealed that’s changing:
“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,” Shigeru Miyamoto said in an interview with IGN.
“Maybe next E3 we’ll be able to share something.”
However, Miyamoto noted that there is unique challenge when trying to innovate a Mario game:
“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, noting that having new people join Nintendo has allowed them to look “at the conventions with fresh eyes.”