A new rumor linked to an upcoming Mario game on Nintendo Switch has suggested that a feature not seen in 35 years could be returning. Earlier this year, a new report surfaced and suggested that Nintendo is currently working on a new Super Mario Bros. game in the franchise’s original 2D style. While we haven’t seen a new official 2D Mario game in quite some time, it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that Nintendo will endeavor to continue making new titles of this type. And while Nintendo has yet to confirm that this report is accurate, if that’s the case, it looks like this new title could have something major in common with 1988’s. Super Mario Bros. 2.
According to an inside source by name ZippoNintendo’s upcoming 2D Mario game has been in development for three years. As such, the title is said to be on track to launch in Nintendo’s 2023 or 2024 fiscal year. Given that the Japanese game company’s 2024 fiscal year will begin in April, this makes it likely that the game will arrive at some point during the 2023 calendar year.
When it comes to the aforementioned feature that could return with this new Super Mario Bros. title, Zippo claims that Princess Peach will be a playable character this time around. Specifically, this new rumor states that the four playable characters in the game will be Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach. While Peach has been playable in many Mario games over the years, she hasn’t been one of the core characters in a 2D Mario title since. Super Mario Bros. 2. As such, this would be a very big deal for the Mario series and would certainly fulfill a number of requests that fans have had over the years.
Again, since everything outlined here is rumor, make sure to take everything with a grain of salt for now. Assuming this 2D Mario game is real and will be released in 2023, it’s possible Nintendo could announce its existence soon. Before that time, however, don’t take anything here as complete truth just yet.
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