Jun 17

Nintendo Toying With The Idea of Shaking up the Mario Formula

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is being pushed by Nintendo as a game that breaks away from the conventions of the more recent Zelda titles. In an interview with IGN, legendary designer and producer Shigeru Miyamoto hinted that a similar change may be coming to the Mario series.

“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. Maybe next E3 we’ll be able to share something.”

One of the key issues Nintendo will have to deal with in making this change is the difference in the size and types of audiences the Mario games cater to compared to the Zelda series.

“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.

It does not seem like an insurmountable task. The new talent Nintendo has been bringing in over the past few years have allowed them to rethink their approaches to game design. It is partially because of these new people that Breath of the Wild is able to feel so fresh and new.

Source: IGN

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