Shigeru Miyamoto has been talking candidly about the possibility of Super Mario Galaxy 3 becoming reality, revealing that the game is "always in discussion" at Nintendo. He made the comments in an interview with Eurogamer while promoting Super Mario Maker.
"Me and [Yoshiaki] Koizumi-san, director of Galaxy, are always looking to challenge Galaxy and do another 3D action title," said the legendary developer. "However we can't make so many games at once in parallel."
"But as the hardware technology gets better and advances, I think there will be a lot of opportunity for both options."
A hint perhaps to Nintendo's next device, the NX? Miyamoto also talks about the feedback to Super Mario 64 and Galaxy, which led them to taking things back to basics when New Super Mario Bros was released.
"Even with Mario 64 there was a lot of feedback about motion sickness with the 3D or maybe us making it too difficult. Going back to our roots and making New Super Mario Bros, anyone can play that. So that's why we went back.
"We're always thinking, is there a middle ground where people who do enjoy the 3D worlds of Galaxy and those who enjoy New Super Mario Bros. can both enjoy it? We're always looking at those opportunities."
Encouraging words for fans of the Super Mario Galaxy games, which many consider Nintendo's finest hour(s) in recent times. It has been five years since Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released on the Wii.