We are now on track to have three Mario games released in two years, which has caused many to question whether we are simply getting too many. Nintendo of America senior director of corporate communications Charlie Scibetta says that it’s what the fans are asking for and the company is ultimately delivering. Scibetta claims that as long as the titles keep innovating and showcasing new features then it simply isn’t an issue. Here’s what he had to say.
“We think we’re putting out the right number of Mario games based on what fans are asking for, based on what our own developers’ creative visions are. The key to that is as long as there’s innovation is occurring within the gameplay, as long as there’s new features, then marrying the characters and the IPs that people love is the right call from our standpoint.”
“If you look at something like Super Mario 3D World, the gameplay on that one that I find really cool is those transparent warp points. Usually you used to go into one and pop out the other, and that was the end of the gameplay experience. Now, there’s a whole dynamic there where you can navigate in there, try to avoid enemies, try to get a better advantage. You could theoretically make a whole new game with those kind of gameplay dynamics.”