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Nintendo Teases A New Mario 3DS Game

Surprise!

Just in case you were in doubt, Nintendo is indeed developing a new Mario game for the Nintendo 3DS. During its GDC press event this morning, Nintendo confirmed its Mario project for the upcoming 3D handheld, but kept the details to a minimum because, hey, who wants to know anything about a new Mario game, right?


A couple of things can be gleaned from the logo and the screens shown at the event. It seems pretty likely that the Tanooki suit or the raccoon tail will be making a return and the game will feature 3D platforming.
 

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that more details will be coming this E3.
 
[images via Destructoid]
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Posted by BradNicholson

Just in case you were in doubt, Nintendo is indeed developing a new Mario game for the Nintendo 3DS. During its GDC press event this morning, Nintendo confirmed its Mario project for the upcoming 3D handheld, but kept the details to a minimum because, hey, who wants to know anything about a new Mario game, right?


A couple of things can be gleaned from the logo and the screens shown at the event. It seems pretty likely that the Tanooki suit or the raccoon tail will be making a return and the game will feature 3D platforming.
 

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that more details will be coming this E3.
 
[images via Destructoid]
Edited by RustySpoon

Anyone shocked to see a new Mario game coming?
 
edit: Is it weird that the GDC keynote kinda became a press conference for Nintendo?

Posted by Video_Game_King

I just want to know what the hell it is. It's hard to be hyped for something when I know nothing about it.

Posted by MrGtD

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Posted by crusader8463

I'm still dismissing anything to do with this handheld until I can get my hands on it and see if I can use the 3D. Being born a cyclops I don't know if this will work for me or not.

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

HAPPY BIRTHDAY?

Posted by RE_Player1
@Video_Game_King said:
" I just want to know what the hell it is. It's hard to be hyped for something when I know nothing about it. "
Yo you remember all those other Mario games... yup it's gonna be like them. 
Posted by AuthenticM

Super Mario World 3DS

Posted by Kjellm87

Simply awesome,
I love me some classy platforming.

Posted by Loopah

Whew!  Obvious that it was coming, but always fun to see them announced.

Posted by JackSukeru

Is that a 3D Mario game where getting hit turns you small as well as one that features the Tanuki tail? Have my dreams finally come true? 
 
@MrGtD said:

" kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  "
also, this.
Posted by Sargus
@crusader8463 said:
" I'm still dismissing anything to do with this handheld until I can get my hands on it and see if I can use the 3D. Being born a cyclops I don't know if this will work for me or not. "
If you're literally a cyclops than unfortunately no, you will not be able to see 3D with the 3DS. It still has to send a separate image to each eye, it just does it without needing the filter lenses of glasses. 
 
But the handheld still seems cool even without the 3D, I think.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@RE_Player92: 
 
Awesome, if true.
Posted by IronScimitar

it will sell in the trillions.

Posted by Kjellm87

Oh btw, the Galaxy team is the guys who are making this.

Posted by MysteriousBob

Super Mario Bros 3... D?

Posted by crusader8463
@Sargus said:
" @crusader8463 said:
" I'm still dismissing anything to do with this handheld until I can get my hands on it and see if I can use the 3D. Being born a cyclops I don't know if this will work for me or not. "
If you're literally a cyclops than unfortunately no, you will not be able to see 3D with the 3DS. It still has to send a separate image to each eye, it just does it without needing the filter lenses of glasses.  But the handheld still seems cool even without the 3D, I think. "
I'm only half cyclops on my mothers side. Twice removed. 
 
Actually I just have really bad eye sight in my right eye. I'm legally blind in the eye. I can still see out of it, but everything is blurry and distorted. That's why I'm curious to know if it will work or not. I don't think it will, but who knows.
Posted by Eristocrat

Now I'm buying a 3DS. Fuck.

Posted by OllyOxenFree

That looks like some Super Mario Galaxy-ass shit. I like!

Posted by Blair

Can they do that?

Posted by notsonic

im actually kind of surprised this doesn't appear to be a remake of another mario game.

Posted by Crushed

Mario Galaxy team?
Little Mario?
MOTHERFUCKING RACCOON TAIL?
 
Oh shit.

Posted by ZeroCast

It's Nintendo. It's Mario. 
 
 
And it's going to be Gooooood.

Posted by Crono
@IronScimitar said:
" it will sell in the trillions. "
Your estimate seems low!
Posted by Bollard
@AuthenticM said:
" Super Mario World 3DS "
I will buy 10 3DSes. But alas, judging from the pictures it looks more in the vein of Super Mario 64...
Posted by masterherocard

My first impression from this was super Mario Bros 3 in 3d.
Super Mario Bros 3-d?

Posted by m0rdr3d

Great.  Now I've gotta start thinking up reasons why this won't be that good and I don't have to bother with a 3DS.  Even though I think the Galaxy games are masterpieces, I've always wanted a 3D Mario game that's not set in space, more like Mario 64.
Posted by Scooper

Super Mario Galaxy 3DS Port.

Posted by MisterMouse

this can only be good for the 3DS

Posted by Cybexx

So from the small hatless Mario can we say that the concept of collecting a mushroom and becoming "Super" Mario is finally back?

Posted by JackSukeru

Holy shit you guys, you're telling me that there's never been a game just called Super Mario
 
Actually, I feel like I've thought about this not too long ago, now that I think about it.

Posted by Parsnip

Well, it just so happens that the original SMB3 on NES also has a raccon tail in its title screen.
 

Posted by Jost1

FUCKING RACOON MARIO IS BACK OH GOD YES

Posted by makari

First screenshots of 3D Mario in a raccoon suit: internet will explode.

Posted by Kolonel_Kool

Great, now I'm going to have to buy a 3DS.

Posted by TheKing

I'm listening...

Posted by TehFlan

DUDE YES LETS DO THIS

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

I'm thinking you'll be able to roll up into a ball Samus style while you have the raccoon tail?
 
Eh, I'm probably reading to much into this.

Posted by Rolento
@MrGtD said:
" kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  "  
Word.
Posted by Trebz

"The Super Mario."

Posted by weegieanawrench
@MrGtD said:
" kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  kuribo's shoe  "
I hope it's in there. Also, notice the shadow of "o". Spiritual successor to SMB3?
Posted by SkinnyBlue

Nice.
It's Mario. It's in 3D.
Should be good.

Edited by MrKlorox

If any first party 3DS game will stress the importance of enhanced depth perception, it will be a Mario game.
 
edit: NO LUIGI?!

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

I am on board.

Posted by Faint

It's all good that they are making another Mario game, and I do like to play their existing franchises, but can they seriously not come up with something new? I mean, besides wii sports/fit, what have they come up with since like, the nes?

Posted by ma_rc_01
@Faint said:
" It's all good that they are making another Mario game, and I do like to play their existing franchises, but can they seriously not come up with something new? I mean, besides wii sports/fit, what have they come up with since like, the nes? "
Excuse me, did you forget all of those... damn, never mind.
Posted by Claude

I guess the Wii is dead. Fucking handhelds.

Posted by CrescentFresh
@ma_rc_01:  I believe they invented dogs....and cats
Posted by littletmart

Looks like I'm buying a 3DS after all.

Posted by vinsanityv22

This is uncharacteristic of Nintendo, so I'm excited:) You mean, they're not just gonna port Super Mario Sunshine to the 3DS and call it a day!?! The worst Mario game!?! And they're doing brand new!?! Excellent! I'm happy. Especially if it's recycling Mario Galaxy's engine (which it probably will), and features the Tanooki suit.

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