Shigeru Miyamoto, the genius behind Mario, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda, has confirmed a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo 3DS. Speaking in an interview with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, Miyamoto revealed, “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.”
This hardly qualifies as news, of course. Mario has appeared on every Nintendo console since the Game Boy, so his appearance on the 3DS was only a matter of time. That said, YAY!
What this post really lets me do is link you to the full interview HERE, in which Miyamoto and his colleagues talk about the development of the first Super Mario Bros. game from 1985, revealing all sorts of quirky facts, sketches and ideas they had for the game. Well, that stuff is pretty interesting to a shameless old nerd like me!
Mr. Iwata’s had a haircut as well. He looks very smart.