That’s not the official name… the official name is “Super Sidescroller Mario Paper Land 3D” (SSMPL3D for short). OK you got me, that’s not the official name either.
Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata describes it as a “totally new side-scrolling action Super Mario in 2D.” After which, Iwata highlighted a number of other titles including Luigi’s Mansion 2, Paper Mario and Mario Tennis, before hinting that a number of unannounced titles are in development from third party developers.
“With the fulfillment of software, we are confident that we will be able to make the Nintendo 3DS active for the full year as the mainstream platform in the video game market.”
Looks like it’s going to be a busy year for Nintendo, so it’s time to welcome sidescroller Mario to the family. The title is expected to launch before April 2013.