Super Mario's Next 3DS Adventure Will Be A 2D Side-Scroller!

Nintendo has already sold 5 million copies of Super Mario 3D Land and it looks like the plumber and all of his pals from the Mushroom Kingdom will be back for new adventure sooner than we thought. During a recent talk with in investors Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata revealed the publisher already has plans for a new 2D Mario adventure for Nintendo 3DS.

Sadly, no real details for the game were released, but Iwata did mention the game would be a side-scrolling title. He also noted that game would launch sometime in Nintendo's next fiscal year, which places it sometime after March 2012.

We were big fans of Mario's return to side-scrolling action in New Super Mario Bros. for the Wii and we're really hoping they carry over the co-op multiplayer game modes as it added quite a bit to the replay-ability.

A March 2012 launch would give us plenty of time to finish up Super Mario 3D Land, but that doesn't mean were any less excited for a new game. You can be sure we'll be keeping you up-to-date this one.

[Nintendo via Joystiq]

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