In a recent interview, IGN asked why a new Mario game hadn’t been announced to coincide with this month’s opening of America’s first Super Nintendo World, or the upcoming release of the Super Mario Bros. Movie.
“We’re always working on Mario, so when we get to a time where we can share information, we’ll certainly do so,” Nintendo representative director Miyamoto replied.
A year earlier, the franchise celebrated its 35th anniversary with a series of product releases including compilation remaster package Super Mario 3D All-Stars, last-man-standing Switch Online game Super Mario 35, and Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch.
During the interview, he also briefly discussed his current workload and what he might be interested in taking on in the future.
“In terms of the theme park, there’s still Orlando and Singapore left, and there’s still movie work left. So, there’s a lot of things that are still left on my plate,” he said.
“On the way, if I find something new and interesting, I would love to take part in that, especially if there’s any kind of new technology. I would love to see which one of our talents would be best suited for that.”