More Mario games are coming, though they might not be Super Mario Galaxy 3, the producer of the Mario series says.
Shigeru Miyamoto said that while the team has been focused on Super Mario 3D World, there will be more games in the Super Mario world, and at least one could be a Super Mario Galaxy game.
Yoshiaki Koizumi, who also works on the series, said:
“Super Mario 3D World is the form we chose to have a greater number of people enjoy that, so I think this is the present culmination of 3D Super Mario games.”
And Miyamoto added:
“Just so there is no misunderstanding, I should point out that this doesn’t mean we’ll never make another Super Mario Galaxy game,” he said in an interview with Iwata Asks.
Koizumi then explained further:
“That’s right. When we first started making Super Mario 3D World, Miyamoto-san asked me if this was going to be more like Super Mario Galaxy or more like Super Mario 3D Land. When we made Super Mario 3D Land, we had our eyes on the form of this game, so we made it this way without any hesitation.”
Miyamoto elaborated, saying “the same time can’t make both at the same time.”
“And we can’t bring in a second party and slap the name Super Mario Galaxy on it,” he added.
“Personally, I would like to take on a variety of new challenges with Super Mario Galaxy and design 2D Super Mario games in an easy-to-understand way within certain restraints.”
Fans of the Galaxy series can now know that there’s a possibility for Super Mario Galaxy 3.