New Mario Game in the Works?

With the recent launch of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story and the upcoming releases of both New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2, it should be very evident that the famous Italian plumber is a busy video game sprite.  Well, if you thought those three titles were all that was in store for Mario for the time being, think again.

Charles Martinet, the man famous for being the voice of Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi among other characters in the Mario universe, mentioned on his Twitter account that he was heading over to Seattle to do voice work for a new Mario game.  Martinet would later elaborate and post the following Twitter update: “Awesome new Mario Game! And it’s not NSMB Wii, and it’s not Galaxy 2, but it’s going to be crazy fun!”

It should be noted that the Twitter updates have been removed from Martinet’s page.  This could have something to do with Nintendo not wanting any mention of a future Mario project just yet.  (Who here thinks Martinet was scolded?)  The big N has gone on record to say that while they are constantly working on new projects, they currently don’t have anything to announce.

I'm guessing this is how Martinet looked after being scolded by Nintendo.
I'm guessing this is how Martinet looked after being scolded by Nintendo.

So, while a new Mario game may definitely be in the works, it’s nothing Nintendo would like to reveal just yet.  Right now, the manufacturers of the Wii and DS are working on two titles and trying to get some hype behind them, so announcing another game probably wouldn’t be in their best interest.  With that said, fans can currently look forward to New Super Mario Bros. Wii, set for a November 15 release, and Super Mario Galaxy 2, which will hit store shelves sometime in 2010.

What could Nintendo possibly have in store for the future in terms of a new Mario game?  Perhaps the return of Mario Party?  Maybe a 2D side-scroller in the spirit of Super Mario Bros 3?  A spin-off adventure finally featuring Waluigi?  Discuss.

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  1. I just think it’s so darn funny how overprotective companies get. This was good PR. What harm does it do for someone to say ‘great game’? I just think this covertness is a big turn off.

  2. Given the popularity of Super Mario games, Nintendo would have to be crazy not to be working on a new Mario game. I really don’t see Nintendo giving up on their cash-cow mascot any time soon.

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