Nintendo on giving Super Mario Bros. Wonder devs more freedom
One of the big concepts we’ve been hearing about with Super Mario Bros. Wonder is player freedom. However, it turns out that this applied to the actual development as well.
Speaking with Rolling Stone, producer Takashi Tezuka said that this time around, they “really wanted to give the designers more freedom than we would have in the past.”
Tezuka’s full words:
“We really wanted to give the designers more freedom than we would have in the past. And more so than having a lot of people who’ve been making Mario games and working on Mario games for a long time, we had a lot of people who are new to the franchise. [I] said to them, ‘I’m really grateful that you being protective of Mario, but I really want you to think about what Mario needs to be now. What do you think Mario needs to be in order to play it the way you want to play Mario.'”
Super Mario Bros. Wonder seems to be going all out in different ways. The title features some new playable characters, lots of new enemies, a new badge system, Wonder Flowers that can drastically change gameplay in levels, and more.
You’ll be able to take Super Mario Bros. Wonder for a spin when it launches on October 20, 2023.