IGN’s Matt Casamassina was asked in the latest mailbag about the 2.5D GameCube platformer Super Paper Mario and why Nintendo announced it for release this year and isn’t talking about it anymore. Astro and me were talking about this the other day and I noted I’d expect Nintendo to bring it to the Wii since that’ll be out soon. Here’s the mailbag confirming it.
Question: It doesn’t seem like Super Paper Mario for the GCN is coming out on October 9th (given that it hasn’t been released in Japan yet, and everyone but Nintendo has the game listed as Q4 ’06 or Q1 ’07). I know you vaguely hinted at games for another console being moved onto Wii instead. So is there any chance Nintendo is going to move Super Paper Mario onto Wii? Or was that just a one-time deal with Zelda?
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Matt responds: Hmm. How should I write this? Have to be vague, you know? Let me just say that yes, Paper Mario will be headed to Wii and not GameCube. Now read between the lines, damn you! Wait. That was a terrible hint! All right, that’s it for today.
Having a Zelda, Metroid, Wario & Mario game for the Wii launch period, wouldn’t that be amazing? Then follow that up with all the fun looking third party games and Super Mario Galaxy coming to Wii later, things are looking sweet!