Yoshiaki Koizumi said back in June last year in regards to the next Mario.. "When I think about the two screens being used at the same time, it seems like an interesting opportunity to allow us to create a console game where two people are playing at the same time but can't see each others' screens...It's certainly an interesting approach, but I have to clarify that it's not something that we're working on just yet." http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/07/wii-u-mario-zelda/all/1
After playing Galaxy 1 & 2 I finding it hard in the sense of where they can take the series now, every 3D Mario that came out always had something new and unique about it, to me it was the main reason in buying and owning a new system, totally epic and back in the day it was a long five year wait for the next instalment, Super Mario Galaxy 2 changed that, and luckily for us we got a sequel on the same system, which apart from the Side-scrolling Mario games from the 80's and 90's was very rare.
So I'm very curious to where they can take the series now, Mario has been in space twice, been on holiday and jumped into Worlds through paintings, though after playing Super Mario 3D Land I'm concerned a little that the next 3D Mario will be more of the same in regards to it being extremely linear and catered for people who find 3D Mario too hard. don't get me wrong I enjoyed SM3DL but for me it wasn't unique, apart from the 3D, I wasn't overwhelmed like I was with Mario 64, Sunshine and the Galaxies.
So do you think it will be more of the same like SM3DL?, SM3DL has sold about 5 million copies in about 5 months, it's extremely popular. or do you think it will be something totally crazy and new that might not pay off for being too different?
I would love something new again, something that will shock me.