Super Mario 3DS a cross between Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario 64

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 April 2011 21:02 GMT

Shigeru Miyamoto has told attendees at a press event that upcoming Super Mario 3DS is a mix between Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario 64.

Speaking today in London, Miyamoto said: “It’s a combination of Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario on N64. It won’t convey the message if I talk to you today, but if you play it at E3 that will give you more understanding of what I’m talking about.”

“For example, the floors floating in space: in 2D it’s difficult to judge the distance, but in 3D it’s really easy.”

Miyamoto said the title was “completely original, and coming this year,” after vowing earlier “do everything to deliver your new Mario this year.”

Announced during a keynote by Satou Iwata at GDC, Super Mario 3DS screen shots were shown of the logo as well as a raccoon tail attached to the “o” in Mario.

“The tail… on the logo – it’s what you think it is,” Miyamoto said. “You probably know what’s going to happen using that character,” he told Edge.

Until E3, then.

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