We’ve been hearing rumors of a Wii successor for the last week, but who knows what’s true. There’s been conflicting reports all around, especially in terms of the system’s power. So what do you do? Go straight Nintendo yourself and ask! EDGE magazine asked Miyamoto about the platform and the rumors floating around. “Don’t ask!” he answered. “Even when the Wii launched we were developing new hardware, work on 3DS had already started. It’s a matter of when we announce it.”
While Miyamoto kept the lid shut on a Wii successor, he did open up a bit about the release period for Super Mario on the Nintendo 3DS. In an interview with the french website, Gamesblog, he revealed that he wants to get Super Mario 3DS out by this year, surprisingly. “I promise to do all I can to deliver the new Mario game this year.” Even so I’d imagine, while painful, we would all hope that he wouldn’t try to rush the game out the gate. But the 3DS would definitely benefit from some more big name Nintendo franchises this year. I wouldn’t get your hopes up though.
Update: Miyamoto spoke to EDGE andchanged his statement to “coming this year.” As to what kind of Mario title this entry will be he said to expect it at E3 and that it will be a mixture of Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario 64. He also confirmed that the tail in the logo “is what you think it is.”