Nintendo of America’s director of product marketing has confirmed that there will be no main-entry Mario games released in 2015.
In an interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal, Bill Trinen indicated that any of Mario’s more traditional entries would be taking a bit of a breather this year.
“We don’t always put out a new version of an existing series on an annual basis, there’s always a big gap,” Trinen said. “You see that with Super Smash Bros., which has been seven years since it last came out. With Pikmin 3, you saw a big gap as well. Mario games release more frequently but we don’t have a new Mario game this year so it’s not an annual event.”
The news comes after Nintendo producer Yoshiaki Koizumi revealed back in April that Nintendo EAD, the minds behind Super Mario 3D World, is working on a entry in the main series of Mario games.
Fans of the company’s Italian plumber won’t be kept wanting entirely, though, as the level-designing Mario Maker is set for a release early this year. The game will allow players to create their own levels in the style of the classic NES 2D platforming series.
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