Super Mario 3D World doesn’t signal end of Mario Galaxy series, says Miyamoto

Thursday, 14th November 2013 11:44 GMT By Dave Cook

Super Mario 3D World’s impending release doesn’t mean Nintendo won’t make another Super Mario Galaxy game, Shigeru Miyamoto has stressed.

The quote came from the most-recent Iwata Asks blog, which saw Nintendo’s president quizzing Miyamoto about all things Mario.

During the chat, Miyamoto said, “Just so there is no misunderstanding, I should point out that this doesn’t mean we’ll never make another Super Mario Galaxy game.”

Nintendo EAD Tokyo’s Yoshiaki Koizumi then added, “That’s right,” and continued, “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 would like to make another Super Mario Galaxy title, which should appease fans of the Wii platformers. “The same team 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. I suppose we could idealistically make both in Tokyo, but we want to do something new too, so there was that dilemma. 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.”

Would you like to see a new Super Mario Galaxy title? Let us know what you think below, and be sure to check out my Super Mario 3D World appraisal next week on VG247.

The game’s out November 22 in the US and November 29 in the UK and Europe.

Via CVG.



  1. monkeygourmet

    Wow, cool.

    Mario Galaxy 3 on the Wii U would be pretty sweet in a couple of years.

    Mario 3D Land World set to be one of the finest games this Christmas. It looks like a ‘how to make a good game’ 101 lesson.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Panthro

    This never crossed my mind anyway

    ‘My body is ready’ for another Mario Galaxy

    #2 1 year ago
  3. fengato

    No true sequel to Mario 64 (the greatest 3D platformer ever made), and yet they want to give us a third Galaxy? Terrible choice in my view.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. monkeygourmet


    It’s not like the Mario Galaxy games were terrible though is it? 2 of the finest games from this generation.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. kezwar

    @2 As wonderful as Mario 64 was, I think the Galaxy series are a ‘purer’ platforming experience. I think I would like to see a sequel to Mario 64 though. I wouldn’t complain if they release Mario Galaxy 3 though.

    #5 1 year ago

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