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[Let’s Talk] The future of 3D Mario games

Let's Talk 3D Mario Games Posted 9 hours ago
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Let’s Talk #4: The future of 3D Mario games

3D Mario platformers have done quite a bit since Super Mario 64 launched for the N64 back in 1996. We’ve seen Mario leap into paintings, explore a tropical island, and even travel through space. Super Mario 3D World, the series’ latest entry, also allowed for four-player multiplayer for the first time in a 3D Mario game.

So what’s next? Where do new 3D Mario games go from here? That’s the topic for this week’s Let’s Talk!

If I’m being completely honest, I’d want to see Super Mario Galaxy 3 above anything else. I absolutely adored the Galaxy games on Wii, and would be very interested to see what Nintendo could do with the idea on another console.

That’s not to say I’m against other possibilities! Actually, I’d also be open to another game like Super Mario 64. I feel like a lot of people would love to see a sequel to that game, or something that follows a similar sort of path.

The one thing I absolutely don’t want is another game like Super Mario 3D World. I did like Super Mario 3D Land on 3DS (a lot!), and thought World was pretty good. But now I’d like for Nintendo to move on from that overall type of game.

And now it’s your turn! Where do you want to see 3D Mario platformers go from here? Do you have any ideas for new titles? Sound off in the comments section, and be sure to check out some of your highlights from last week’s topic below!

Last week’s topic: Which Wii games do you want to see on New 3DS?


If Kirby’s Return to Dreamland happened, I might consider purchasing it. Otherwise, if the Wii game isn’t something that’s hard to find, I really don’t care to see any ports. They need to catch up on N64 and GCN first.


Something that allows for short intensive bursts gameplay wise. I don´t know maybe Galaxy, MadWorld, Muramasa or something like that


If they make a port of Pandora’s Tower and The Last Story, then i’ll buy the New 3DS in a heartbeat.


Update: Wario, Splatoon 3-pack – Pac-Man, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Girl amiibo up for pre-order at Walmart

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Update 4: You can now order the Splatoon 3-pack.

Update 3: Wario in stock.

Update 2: Inkling Girl gone.

Update: Pac-Man out of stock.

Walmart is taking pre-orders for a few of the upcoming amiibo. You can reserve the Pac-Man figure along with the Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl amiibo at the moment.

Apparently, Walmart put up pre-orders for Lucina and a few other amiibo in the very early hours this morning. I really don’t understand why retailers continue to do these sorts of things at crazy times!


Nintendo has a new PR agency in the UK

Posted 2 days ago
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Nintendo has been searching for a new PR Agency in the UK for a little while now and it seems that they have now found a new agency to work with. Pretty Green has been selected to handle the PR for Nintendo in the UK, replacing its previous agency 77PR. Pretty Green’s client roster includes; Nando, Virgin Media, and John Lewis. Their first big focus will be Splatoon as it is gearing up for launch soon.

Nintendo UK’s Jo Bartlett, Head of Communications said this of the new partnership:

We’re excited to be welcoming the PrettyGreen team into the Nintendo family. They’ve shown themselves to be creative and strategic in their thinking and we’re looking forward to working with them to deliver some fantastic campaigns for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in the months to come.

Pretty Green’s founder, Mark Stringer stated:

As an Agency we have a reputation for helping brands define and redefine creative culture and Nintendo is one of the most iconic brands out there; few can lay claim to having played such a consistent role in providing worldwide family entertainment for so long! It’s great to be embarking on a new journey with the Nintendo Team at such an exciting time for the brand.



Update: More emails – Sony was pursuing a Smash Bros. movie

smash-bros-sony-movie Posted 2 days ago
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Update 2: Bumped to the top. Another email has been found. Arad said in one message that Keiko Erikawa, one of the founders of Koei Tecmo, was “instrumental to the Mario deal” – likely because of her relationship with Nintendo.


Update: We’ve posted a couple of other email exchanges below. It sounds like Sony was interested in Nintendo’s full stable of IPs!


You may remember that, last year, there was talk about Sony securing the rights to a Mario movie. That news came about due to a leak within Sony – specifically emails between top executives within the company and producer Avi Arad.

As it turns out, Sony wasn’t just interested in Mario. WikiLeaks has now obtained emails which reveal that the company was very much interested in creating a Smash Bros. movie as well. It seems that Arad would have been involved with this film, too.

Just like the Mario movie, specific details are not available at this time. There’s a good chance that both projects will never happen!



Pokken Tournament – 2 more location tests, new information at NicoNico Chokaigi

pokken-tournament Posted 4 days ago
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Bandai Namco has two more location tests lined up for Pokken Tournament. Fans can give the game a try in Osaka and Chiba prefectures on April 18 and April 19 in Japan.

That’s not all on Pokken Tournament. Bandai Namco will be sharing new information during a NicoNico Chokaigi stage show, which will take place on April 26 at 11:30 AM Japan time (or 10:30 PM ET / 7:30 PM PT the previous day). We’ll be seeing one or more new characters, including ones that were in the recent poll on Twitter.



Silver Mario amiibo out in the wild

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The gold Mario amiibo was distributed by Walmart last month, but we’re still waiting on an official announcement (and launch) of the silver variant. It’s particularly strange then that one fan has already managed to get his hands on a silver Mario.

“matteomax” recently won a Chinese auction for the figure, and although it’s unclear how the seller originally obtained it, everything seems to be legitimate. As shown below, the amiibo came pre-loaded with a silver token for use in Mario Party 10.