Bad news for everyone waiting for a sequel to the 2013 master piece Super Mario 3D World. Bill Trinen, Nintendo of America's director of product marketing, has officially confirmed that there won't be any new main Mario game released this year in an interview with Reno Gazette-Journal.
"Internally, what teams do when working on a new game - even if it's an existing series - is to start out fresh and figure out what the focus will be this time. We don't always put out a new version of an existing series on an annual basis, there's always a big gap. You see that with Super Smash Bros., which has been seven years since it last came out. With Pikmin 3, you saw a big gap as well."
There will be other spinoffs though, like Mario Part 10 and Mario Maker, so we'll still get to see the ol' plumper, says Trinen:
"Mario games release more frequently but we don't have a new Mario game this year so it's not an annual event. The teams focus on how they can recreate the gameplay experience or introduce new ideas to those games, which is what they did with NES Remix, for example."
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