2D Mario to return on 3DS

Despite the success of the recent Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendo will be reverting back to classic side-scrolling action for a future 3DS release, the company has revealed.

During an investors call company president Saturo Iwata confirmed that the game would be coming, outlining it as a “side-scrolling action” affair. He expects it to launch within the next fiscal year, with starts in March.

That’s not to say we’ll never see a 3D Mario game on 3DS again, but it will be nice to return a more traditional platformer.