The hope of a new Super Mario RPG on Switch is now allowed. Its creator, Chihiro Fujioka, is very keen to get back on the franchise one last time to end in style.
Carpenter, plumber and eternal savior of Princess Peach, the Nintendo icon has touched everything. In the platformer of course, its raison d’être, in tennis, football… or in the RPG from 1996 with Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars on Super Nintendo. A license developed by Square Enix, which knows role-playing games inside out, and published by Big N.
Based on turn-based combat, the software allowed players to embody Mario, but also Bowser, Princess Peach, Mallow and Geno, all of whom enjoyed special attacks and techniques. Since then, Nintendo has taken over the genre with two franchises: Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi.
A Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 2 before retirement
The game’s director, Chihiro Fujioka (who also collaborated on Mario & Luigi), sees himself ending his long career with a new Super Mario RPG. He expressed his wish to the YouTube channel MinnMax, comments relayed and translated by NintendoLife:
I would love to make a new one. During my career, I’ve been involved in a lot of games, but if possible, I’d really like my last to be another Super Mario RPG game. I would like to go back to the license and create a Mario RPG (different from Mario & Luigi), where we only control Mario.
The call is launched, but will it be heard by Square Enix, Nintendo or both at the same time? You will surely have to be patient. In the weeks and months to come, Big N will stick to the releases of their schedule with new circuits for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – in the absence of a Mario Kart 9 – and a more sporty title, Mario Strikers: Battle League Football . If you really want to relive the Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars adventure, you still have the Wii and Wii U Virtual Console.
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