Takashi Tezuka Wants to Create Non-Mario Projects

Takashi Tezuka may be the long-time producer and designer of the Super Mario series, but it appears he dreams of something more, something grander. In an interview with Famitsu, he expressed his desire to create a Mario platformer that exceeds what the accomplishments of the New Super Mario series (translations via Cheesemeister on Twitter). This coincides with the promise of more 2D and 3D Mario games that will be made in the future.

“We will continue to make 3D and 2D Mario games, but I want to make one that even exceeds New Super Mario Bros. I can’t say anything concrete yet, but you may see it within a few years.”

Moreover, Tezuka says he wants to work on something non-Mario projects.

“I also kind of want to seriously work on something other than Mario.”

Aside from the mainline Mario series, Takashi Tezuka has also worked on the Yoshi platformers such as Yoshi’s Island and Yoshi’s Story. He also produced on the Game & Watch Gallery series for Game Boy and Game Boy Color. The closest he’s worked on a non-Mario project was his Advisor role on Tetris Attack, who’s gameplay is divorced from Mario altogether (it is the foundation of the Puzzle League series).

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