The Nintendo Switch is ultra-popular and its games sell extremely well, but it’s actually been unusually few new Mario games released for it. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is just a remastered version of the Wii U title, and Super Mario Odyssey remains the only brand new Mario adventure for the format. But this does not mean that Nintendo has forgotten its plumber. On the contrary.
If the oft-reliable Nintendo insider Zippo is right there are indeed several Mario games in development, and some are practically finished. IN his blog he asks himself “Where’s the next Mario game?” and lists everything he knows.
It turns out that we can look forward to two sports titles with Mario. One based on baseball and the other on the Olympics. Paper Mario 2: The Thousand Year Door is also being remastered, and is almost finished already. Finally, there’s a new 2D Mario adventure in development.
While none of this has been confirmed in any way, and Nintendo is among the very few companies these days that can actually keep secrets, Zippo has still gotten a lot of things right in the past.