After the runaway success of New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS and New Super Mario Bros. Wii for Nintendo's home console, news of a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo 3DS is probably not a surprise.
So, we won't pretend that Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto promising a new Super Mario Bros. game for Nintendo's glasses-free stereoscopic 3D handheld will rock your world. But here is Mr. Miyamoto essentially announcing his plans for the next potentially big Mario game, telling his boss Satoru Iwata he will "insatiably" adopt the latest video game technology, SMB-style.
From the latest Iwata Asks Q&A:
Miyamoto Yes. So, in the interests of adopting new technology for the Super Mario Bros. tradition, I am now making a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo 3DS system.
Iwata The next stage for the Super Mario Bros. Preservation Society's activities is the Nintendo 3DS.
Miyamoto Yes. (laughs) I want to show everyone as soon as possible what the new Super Mario Bros. will be like on the Nintendo 3DS.
Miyamoto previously spoke on the possibility of a new Super Mario Bros. game for the 3DS, saying he'd like to explore a 3D take on Super Mario World, originally released on the Super Nintendo. New Super Mario World, anyone?
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