It is no secret that Nintendo is gearing up for the launch of there new platform, the Nintendo NX, for next year. Zelda: Breath of the Wind is announced to land on the console and a new 3D Mario Adventure shouldn’t be too far off, considering the last 3D Mario title released Fall 2013. Miyamoto touched on the project a bit this E3 with some choice quotes.
“We’re always challenging ourselves to create something new, so hopefully you’ll see a new kind of Mario in about a year or two,” Shigeru Miyamoto said in an interview with IGN.
“Maybe next E3 we’ll be able to share something.”
This could mean we will be seeing more of this project next E3 but there is something more interesting to consider with the next quote.
Miyamoto explained that the challenges Nintendo faces in tweaking the Mario formula are unique from those dealt with in producing Breath of the Wild because of how wide an audience Mario games reach.
“It’s kind of difficult with Mario because some of the more important conventions of Mario are based on the approachability and accessibility of those games,” Miyamoto said,noting that having new people join Nintendo has allowed them to look “at the conventions with fresh eyes.”
Zelda Breath of the Wind is changing a lot of its foundations, allowing the series to evolve in new ways. From this above quote, Mario might be next on the list for big changes but it could also mean that the series will explore new ventures like the Galaxy Series and 3D Land/World Series did in the past.