Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario co-creator, and Yoshiaki Koizumi, director of Super Mario Galaxy, participated in a recent Iwaka Asks Interview where they¬†both¬†discussed about the latest Mario games. Koizumi stated that¬†he has certain regrets regarding¬†Super Mario Galaxy.¬†
To begin with, he would have liked to have¬†Mario and Luigi to be able to play together in a 3D¬†Mario,¬†an idea he has been pursuing since Super Mario 64, but Koizumi¬†would also ¬†have liked to make Super Mario Galaxy a title more suited to girls.
These two issues where, somehow, fixed in Super Mario 3D World for WiiU, the latest Mario 3D game to be released.¬†4-player co-op game mode is available in the game and¬†the addition of Princess Peach in¬†Super Mario 3D World¬†makes the title more appealing to women in addition to men. When he was explaining these points, Miyamoto came on the scene:
Just so there is no misunderstanding, I should point out that this doesn‚Äôt mean we‚Äôll never make another¬†Super Mario Galaxy¬†game
The same team can‚Äôt make both at the same time. And we can‚Äôt bring in a second party and slap the name¬†Super Mario Galaxy¬†on it. I suppose we could idealistically make both in Tokyo, but we want to do something new too, so there was that dilemma. Personally, I would like to take on a variety of new challenges with¬†Super Mario Galaxy¬†and design 2D¬†Super Mario¬†games in an easy-to-understand way within certain restraints.
Would you like to play another Super Mario Galaxy title, or would you prefer to play a totally new 3D Mario on WiiU?