Miyamoto Promises Super Mario 3DS Before End of the Year
In a recent interview with French website Gamesblog.fr, patron saint of game design Shigeru Miyamoto expressed an earnest desire to complete and release the first Super Mario title for 3DS by the end of the year. The legendary designer is quoted as saying, “I promise to do all I can to deliver the new Super Mario game this year.” While this is not a direct confirmation the title will see release before the year’s end, it is an exciting prospect nonetheless and gives a hint at how far along the project currently is.
The game in question, currently untitled, is EAD Tokyo’s third outing with the Super Mario series. Early screenshots hint at the return of classic Super Mario power-ups and elements, but concrete information on the game is currently scarce. A full unveiling is expected to occur at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.
New Pandora’s Tower Trailer
A second trailer for the upcoming Wii action-RPG Pandora’s Tower has been uploaded on YouTube. The video features new footage of the Orichalcum Chain the protagonist Ende wields as well as introduces new characters and monsters he will encounter during his adventure. The game is scheduled to hit store shelves in Japan on May 26, but there is currently no word on if the title will see a global release.
Rumor: Retro Studios Peers Into the Darkness
Following up on last night’s report, rumors have begun to circulate that the next project by Retro Studios is a sequel to the GameCube cult classic, Eternal Darkness. As with all internet speculation, this report should be taken with a grain of salt, but there are some signs that lend a bit of weight to it: fans of the game have long been clamoring for a sequel (echoing the insider source’s alleged remarks on the project), and Nintendo renewed its Eternal Darkness copyright late last year. It is entirely likely these facts are merely coincidental and the rumor amounts to little more than wishful thinking, but it would certainly be an interesting choice for the developer’s next project.
Source: Zelda Informer