Nintendo investigates new Nintendo 2D game rumor
It’s been a while since we’ve had a 2D Super Mario platformer. The last time Nintendo released a new mainline 2DMario game was with New Super Mario Bros. June 2012. The two-dimensional series, given the time it has been around, can be a real marvel and let’s take a look at each of the many aspects of this series.
According to well-known Nintendo insider Zippo, the Nintendo EPD team in Kyoto is working on a new 2D Super Mario platform. In a blog update, the leaker claims that the title will not be part of the new Super Mario Bros. lineup. and will instead become its own novelty. It’s supposed to feature a new art style that will surprise some of us and include online multiplayer. Interestingly, the leaker also says that Foreman Spike is a character in the game.
According to Zippo, newMariogame has gone very far in development and is planning to start it in the 2023/24 fiscal year (which runs from April 2023 to March 2024). There’s no mention of when the game might be announced, but recent reports have claimed that a Nintendo Direct presentation is coming within days. You would think that a new 2DMario title would be a good place to announce a new sequel.
Nintendo will also finally unveil Switch ports of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD as part of the Direct presentation. Learn more about it here.