According to a rumor, a new 2D jumping game about the popular plumber Super Mario could be on the market. According to this, a team is already working on the title, which should not be part of the New Super Mario Bros series and should offer a new graphic style. 

Yes, rumors are a thing - most of them aren't true. Nevertheless: Especially when it comes to Super Mario, one is dependent on reports from the rumor mill, because most of the time there is not much happening about the Nintendo games with the popular plumber and his friends. 

it's been a long time...

It's been a long time since there was a 2D Super Mario platformer. Anyway, the last really new entry in a main series came out ten years ago when Nintendo released 2012 New Super Marios Bros U. After that came remakes, 3D games and titles from the Super Mario Maker series, but Nintendo still owed fans real new 2D games based on Super Mario.

Now the Nintendo insider Zippo has spread a rumor: According to this, the Nintendo EPD team in Kyoto is working on a new two-dimensional Super Mario game. The leaker also claims that the title is not part of the New Super Mario Bros series, but will be a real new development.

This is said to come with a new graphic style that "will surprise some people". That's not enough of details from the rumor mill: there should also be an online multiplayer. 

Still exciting: According to the rumor, there will be a return of Foreman Spike, an adversary of Mario and Luigi, who last appeared as a playable character in Mobile Golf in 2001. The character was previously known from the two Wrecking Crew games. 

According to Zippo, the new Mario game should already be "very far in development". According to this, the aim is currently to start sometime in the 2023/24 financial year – at Nintendo this runs from April 2023 to March 2024.

However, the leaker doesn't mention when the new Super Mario game might be announced. But: Recent reports spoke of an upcoming Nintendo Direct presentation - after all, that would be a good way to announce a new 2D Mario title. Nintendo will also reportedly unveil the long-awaited Nintendo Switch ports of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD as part of the Direct show.

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