It is reported that the new "Mario" game is the first open-world 3D game in the series
IT House News on September 27, Zippo, a whistleblower who has accurately shared Nintendo's internal information many times, recently revealed intelligence about the new main line of "Mario" in 2024.
He believes that 2024 will be Nintendo's "EPD Tokyo Year" (IT House Note: "EPD Tokyo" is the general term for Nintendo's Planning and Production Headquarters, ten first-party studios).
Since 2004, EPD Tokyo has been publishing its own games, starting with the beloved GameCube classic Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (now known as Donkey Kong), followed by the critically acclaimed Super Mario Galaxy in 2007 and the more beloved sequel in 2010.
Since then, they've taken charge of every 3D Mario game, and the last full 3D Mario game was Super Mario: Odyssey in 2017, six years ago.
According to him, they have been working on the game seriously for the past six years, and they will start handing it over next year.
Zippo revealed that Nintendo EPD Tokyo and 3D Mario head Yoshiaki Koizumi is working hard to launch a separate work for "Princess Brigitte" - "Princess Peach Showtime", and she has finally ushered in her old enemy.
▲ This is the castle of Princess Brigitte in the opening cutscene
▲ This is the castle in the Odyssey
For the Donkey Kong series, Nintendo will also launch new 2D titles, but unlike the Mario VS Knockgang remastered remake announced earlier this year, it has now been confirmed that it will land on the next-gen Switch.
As for the new Mario VS Dong Qigang, he said that EPD Tokyo is assisting Nintendo Software Technology in the United States with development, mainly in art direction and other technical aspects. The title is said to be based on the greatly upgraded 3D Mario engine, which will also be used in Princess Brigitte Show Time and the new 3D Mario game.
For Mario's 2024 main line new work, he only mentioned the following points:
The first open-world 3D Mario game. Considering that the Zelda and Pokémon series have tried, it is not surprising that the Mario series has taken this step.
This game is not a sequel to Mario: Odyssey, so it will go in a completely different direction.
The new game will look "jaw-dropping", which is even more surprising than "Mario vs Bang Qigang".
The new game is scheduled to release next year and will be the first game for Nintendo Switch 2, which will be the first 3D Mario game since Super Mario 64 in 1996.