Mario Wii U Heads to Sunny CA for E3 2012
Shigeru Miyamoto may have announced a partial retirement earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy at work. In a recent interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Miyamoto-san took a moment in Paris to talk about — or rather, the newspaper guessed that he talked about — projects relating to the Wii U, Nintendo’s next-gen console that’s due out by the Holiday 2012 season.
“Miyamoto, who smiled during all the interview — even when he wants to change the topic because ‘it’s not the moment’ to talk about Wii U — thinks that the experience and the new game modes of this new console won’t be ‘easily replicated with other devices,’ which will allow them to escape the new tablet competition,” said El Mundo. “The creator advances that that at the next E3, the biggest video games show, which is celebrated in Los Angeles in June, Nintendo will present a new Super Mario for this platform, in which you will combine the TV screen with the screen in the controller.”
While not a direct quote from Miyamoto, Nintendo later confirmed to Eurogamer that there will be more information soon.
“In a recent interview, Mr. Miyamoto confirmed that a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U system will be shown at this year’s E3 Expo,” said a Nintendo spokesperson. “We’ll have more to announce about our plans for the E3 Expo at a later date.”
So far, Nintendo has remained mum about a release date for their enigmatic Wii U system, but they have said that it will be out in time for Christmas. At E3 2012, Nintendo has also promised that it will unveil “the final version” of their new system. Combined with news that Nintendo has registered the domain SuperMario4.com, the rumor mill has already begun to spin regarding where our favorite plumber will head to in the near future.
Excited for Mario’s next adventure? We are, and so is Nintendo. Looks like they’re set to steal some of the show at this year’s E3.