When Super Mario 3D World was announced at E3 earlier this year, many fans of the Mario Galaxy series were upset that the new Mario title destined for the Wii U wasn’t from the Galaxy series. In a recent interview, Miyamoto has stated that the new game is intended to bridge the gap between Nintendo’s 2D and 3D Mario titles.
“Yes, with the Mario games you have the 2D side-scrolling games and you have the Mario Galaxy games, which are the 3D titles. People tend to prefer one of those over the other. What we tried to do with Super Mario 3D Land, and what we’re trying to do with Super Mario 3D World is to create a type of three-dimensional Mario game that bridges that gap. We’re trying to do that more with Super Mario 3D World, in particular with the gyro controls, and to try and do that in a way that will enable fans of both to really enjoy playing Mario.”
It’s interesting to see Miyamoto acknowledge that among Mario fans, there are those that prefer 2D titles and those that prefer 3D titles. Hopefully after Super Mario 3D World has been released later this year on November 22nd, we’ll see a Galaxy game teased from Nintendo for fans who want to continue that series on the Wii U.