hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Mario Galaxy is not dead, says Shigeru Miyamoto

10:00 AM on 11.14.2013 // Chris Carter
  @DtoidChris

Thank goodness

I'm not sure how many of you thought that Super Mario 3D World signaled the end of the Galaxy sub-franchise, but Miyamoto has seen fit to put a stop to any rumors that may be milling about out there. In the latest Iwata asks, Miyamoto states, "Just so there is no misunderstanding, I should point out that this doesn't mean we'll never make another Super Mario Galaxy game."

Rumors may have started due to the fact the Galaxy team is handling 3D World, but Miyamoto says this is a simple matter of logistics, stating, "The same team can't make both at the same time. And we can't 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.

Good for him, too, for not sacrificing the quality of the series by "slapping the name on it." Mario Galaxy 2 is my favorite Mario game of all time, so I'm extremely grateful that we'll return to that formula at some point. To find out where Super Mario 3D World ranks on that list, you'll have to wait until November 22nd.

The interview itself is really worth reading for any Mario fan, especially the parts where Miyamoto thought the Galaxy series was "too blue" and "more geared towards boys," so they adapted by making 3D World brighter with a wider variety of colors, and added Peach as a playable character.

Iwata Asks [Nintendo]




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Chris Carter, Reviews Director
 Follow Blog + disclosure DtoidChris Tips
Chris (Magnalon) has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ---------... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


destructoid's previous coverage:
Super Mario 3D World


  May 01

Super Mario 3D World was designed with the New SMB crowd in mind

'There’s still a lot more room for discovery and invention,' says producer


  Mar 15

What if VHS-style tip guides still existed?

I wonder how many of you just asked what a VHS is


  Jan 01

The Year of Luigi 2013: A Retrospective

This one's for little brothers everywhere


  Dec 04

Super Mario 3D World is a great speedrunning opportunity

Easily one of the best in terms of 3D Marios


  Dec 02

Very Quick Video Tips: Super Mario 3D World

Remember those Mario tips? Well they're back - in video form!


  Nov 27

Mario 3D World, Lightning Returns sell poorly in Japan

Nintendo and Square's flagship franchises top charts, but not predecessors


  Nov 24

Super Mario 3D World hip-hop remix by Dj Cutman

Because the main theme wasn't catchy enough as is


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!



  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter?
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -