Throwback to the future?
Not since the N64 all of two decades ago has a Nintendo console launched with a brand new Mario game. Fittingly – and thrillingly – Mario’s imminent-ish Switch debut is rumoured to be much closer in spirit to the still-wonderful Super Mario 64 than any game released since, with a sandbox hub providing access to a variety of worlds, each containing multiple objectives rather than a single goal pole. Nintendo seemingly won’t be abandoning 3D World’s co-op component, however, though it will probably be limited to two players rather than four. Plumb pudding never looked so delicious, and March can’t come soon enough.