Nintendo is to release a new side-scrolling Mario game for 3DS before April next year.
Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata described the game as a “totally new side-scrolling action Super Mario in 2D.”
This new title announcement comes as Nintendo discussed the performance of 3DS in the past year, revealing that it is now the company’s fastest selling hardware.
The new Mario isn’t the only game on the way though, with Iwata highlighting other titles, such as Luigi’s Mansion 2, Mario Tennis and Paper Mario, before revealing that “a number of titles unannounced from third-party developers will also be available.”
“With the fulfilment of software, we are confident that we will be able to make the Nintendo 3DS active for the full year as the mainstream platform in the video game market.”
It seems that Nintendo is also determined to enhance its digital offering, with talk of possibly offering full retail titles via download for both 3DS and Wii U.