Wired recently received the opportunity to sit down with Yoshiaki Koizumi, who has been involved in all of the 3D Mario games since Super Mario 64, and discuss his thoughts on Wii U and the next Mario game. Surprisingly Koizumi confessed that he had only just learned about Wii U at this years E3, which suggests that there may not be a Mario title appearing on the console at launch. Would this surprise you?
“When I think about the two screens being used at the same time, it seems like an interesting opportunity to allow us to create a console game where two people are playing at the same time but can’t see each others’ screens,” he said. “It’s certainly an interesting approach, but I have to clarify that it’s not something that we’re working on just yet.”
Imagine one player working as Mario while the other is Luigi. The two could work against each other or with one another. Of course, Nintendo could also accomplish such an idea with online cooperative play. This idea would work great in a number of different games, though it would work even better if the system supported more than one Wii U controller.