Expect more NSMBW-like Mario games

Just in case anyone was under any illusions that the recently released New Super Mario Bros. Wii would be the last 2D Mario game, Satoru Iwata has painted a fairly clear picture in the latest Iwata Asks interview.

“I feel that 2D Mario titles will definitely be made along these lines,” the Nintendo president said after describing NSMBW as being “the first straight-ahead evolution” of the side-scrolling 2D platformer since Super Mario World. “I don’t think there’s any other way.” And we wouldn’t have it any other way, either.