While Nintendo didn’t outright confirm a third Super Mario Galaxy game was in the works, it appears the topic of making a Super Mario Galaxy 3 is a regular topic within the company.
Shigeru Miyamoto told Eurogamer that Nintendo is currently at a point where it’s looking to find a middle ground between the 3D Mario games like Galaxy and Super Mario 64 and the 2D platformers like New Super Mario Bros, but the idea of challenging Galaxy and making a more substantial 3D effort is never off the table.
“[A new Mario Galaxy] is always in discussion,” Miyamoto explained to Eurogamer. “But even with Mario 64 there was a lot of feedback about motion sickness with the 3D or maybe us making it too difficult.”
“Going back to our roots and making New Super Mario Bros., anyone can play that,” Miyamoto continued. “So that’s why we went back.
“We’re always thinking, is there a middle ground where people who do enjoy the 3D worlds of Galaxy and those who enjoy New Super Mario Bros. can both enjoy it? We’re always looking at those opportunities.”
Miyamoto went on to explain that more opportunities for a 3D Mario game on par with Galaxy is more likely to come to future hardware, likely referring to Nintendo’s next console that is currently codenamed “NX.”
“On the other hand, me and [Yoshiaki] Koizumi-san, director of Galaxy, are always looking to challenge Galaxy and do another 3D action title,” Miyamoto continued. “However we can’t make so many games at once in parallel.
“But as the hardware technology gets better and advances, I think there will be a lot of opportunity for both options.”
Nintendo’s “NX” console was announced back in March, but the company has been tight-lipped on specificsdue to fear of its competitors copying its ideas.
The next Mario game, Super Mario Maker, is coming to Wii U on Friday, September 11th. For more on that, check out Gaming Trend’s review.