Super Mario RPG creator isn’t keen on developing a sequel

Thursday, 1st August 2013 20:58 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Fans of Super Mario RPG shouldn’t expect its creator Yoshihiko Maekawa to craft another entry.

Speaking with Kotaku, Maekawa – who know works at AlphaDream on the Mario & Luigi games – said he accomplished what he set out to do with the first one.

“Actually, I don’t feel like I want to return to that world and use those characters in another game,” Maekawa said. “I feel like I was able to accomplish what I wanted to with that world and those characters and the gameplay ideas that came out of those, and now I mostly feel like I want to make something different.”

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was originally released on SNES in 1996 and re-released on Virtual Console in 2008.

Maekawa’s latest, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is out now Europe and hits August 11 in North America.



  1. CPC_RedDawn

    Forget Mario RPG get your best team working on a Pokemon MMO or at least a full 3D Pokemon RPG. Skylanders is kicking Pokemon’s ass, they need a killer app game like this for the main system not just on the 3DS.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    Sometimes games don’t need a sequel. Standing on their own is something I wish more games would do, honestly.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Bowser

    That’s a real bummer to me because SMRPG is my favorite game of all time and I really don’t enjoy the Mario & Luigi games much.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Virginityrocks

    But isn’t Paper Mario the sequel to SMRPG? It’s called Paper Mario in North America, but in Japan it’s called Super Mario RPG 2.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Cobra951

    @4, not even close. They’re not even done by the same people. (SMRPG is a Squaresoft product, PM is from Intelligent Systems.) They are completely different games, with turn-based combat as the only common thing to both.

    #5 1 year ago

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