The new Mario game is rumored to be bringing back a 35-year-old feature

A new rumor related to an upcoming Mario game for Nintendo Switch has indicated that a feature not seen in 35 years could be returning. A new report surfaced earlier this year suggesting that Nintendo is currently working on a new Super Mario Bros. game in the franchise’s original 2D style. While we haven’t seen a formal new 2D Mario game in quite some time, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if Nintendo tried to continue making new titles like this. And while Nintendo has yet to confirm that this report is accurate, it seems that this new title may have something important in common with the one from 1988. Super Mario Bros. 2.

According to an insider who bears the name Zippo, Nintendo’s upcoming 2D Mario game has been in development for almost three years. As such, the title is said to be on track to launch in Nintendo’s fiscal year 2023 or 2024. Given that the Japanese gaming company’s fiscal year 2024 kicks off in April, it seems likely that the game will release sometime in the 2023 calendar year.

When it comes to the said feature that could return with this new Super Mario Bros. title, Zippo claims Princess Peach will be a playable character this time around. Specifically, this new rumor states that the four playable characters in the game will be Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach. While Peach has been featured in numerous Mario games over the years, she hasn’t been one of the main characters in a 2D Mario title since. Super Mario Bros. 2. As such, this would be a pretty big deal for the Mario franchise and would certainly fulfill some of the requests fans have had over the years.

Again, since everything outlined here is a rumor, take everything with a grain of salt for now. Assuming this 2D Mario game is real and launches in 2023, it’s possible that Nintendo will announce its existence soon. But until then, don’t take anything here as complete truth.

Are you excited about the rumors surrounding this new Mario game for Switch? And what do you think about Peach being one of the main characters again? Let me know in the comments or message me on Twitter at @MooreMan12.

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