Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto who was recently interviewed by Gamekult said that he will not be working on the next Mario game after Super Mario 3D World.
Miyamoto who has been taking a hands-off role in the Mario games as of late, had this to say. “Creating a Mario of 3D World’s calibre demands enormous energy and there is little chance that I’d be able to take the time necessary to work on the next Mario,” he said. “Instead, I want to get involved more heavily in the development of new, smaller-scale projects, but that doesn’t necessarily mean just modest downloadable titles. It’s not impossible that I’ll present a new game as principal creator in the future, but even though I’m not directly in charge of a project, I’m always keeping an eye on what the teams are doing in terms of gameplay and I have confidence in them.” “Don’t worry about Nintendo”
Super Mario 3D World releases this month on the 22nd of November.