Super Mario Café to be shown at E3?
CVG claims to have heard word that Nintendo’s going to be showing off another Mario game that isn’t Super Mario 3DS at E3, quite possibly one for the Wii’s successor. They speculate that it may be a new Super Mario Galaxy title, but that’s just their own guess.
But we’ve also heard another little whisper from our Ninty sources – that Super Mario 3DS won’t be the only new Mario title to be shown off in Los Angeles. Could we be looking at a Super Mario Galaxy for the next, next generation?
I’d peg this one as “likely,” because if there’s one fact that has been proven time and time again over the years, it’s that Mario sets the hype machine into overdrive. The NES’s and SNES’s success can largely be attributed to the fact that there was an epic new Mario adventure ready to play, right out of the box. And while it didn’t turn out to be a pack-in, Super Mario 64 in large defined the Nintendo 64′s launch, and served as a technical showpiece for the system’s new analog control stick and graphical prowess back when it was first revealed.
But Nintendo skipped out on having Mario there right out of the gate with the GameCube and Wii – we had to wait for about a year to see those systems’ first Mario platformers appear. Could Nintendo perhaps be planning to return to selling new hardware with Mario as its face?
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