With Killer 7 and No More Heroes - both bonkers and exceptionally violent games - under his belt, Grasshopper CEO Suda 51 has earned a name for cooking up games for an adults-only crowd.
Speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine UK, he revealed his desire to give Mario the Suda-treatment in a "Mario game for adults".
When asked by ONM if he'd ever consider making a game suitable for a younger audience, he replied: "I want to make a Super Mario game for adults.
"Maybe Mario could wear an Italian suit and have a machine gun," he hypothesised, adding, "But Nintendo probably wouldn't like that idea."
Yeah, probably not. But if you want to play gory Mario games there are plenty of (rubbish) Flash games knocking around the internet. Go on, go stamp a Goomba's face in.
You can read the full interview with Suda 51, as well as the world's first review of the Wii version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008, in issue 27 of Official Nintendo Magazine, on UK shelves from Friday, February 15.