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New 2D Mario game confirmed for 3DS

Side-scrolling action title on the way

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed the Nintendo 3DS will be getting a new side-scrolling, 2D Mario title in the future.


Speaking during the financial results briefing Iwata said the game will be a key part of the lineup for the next fiscal year.

"Although there is no logo here, we are planning to release a totally new side-scrolling action Super Mario in 2D as a key title for the Nintendo 3DS in the next fiscal year," said the Ninty president.

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