May 14, 2022

A new Mario sports game planned at Bandai Namco?

The rumor of the day comes to us from Zippo. Once is not custom, we invite you to take the information below in the conditional, these are rumors launched by a leaker, therefore far from being reliable.

We start with a question, what about the reliability of the leaker that is Zippo? He has a pretty good reputation: he announced before the Nintendo Direct Mario Golf: Super Rush last year, just like a ” Metroid 2D exists at 200%, and that it is finished » which was finally Metroid Dread or even a « Super Mario Party 2 » before the announcement of Mario Party Superstars. Not bad all the same. In the announcements made, but still not verified, the release of Breath of the Wild 2 in November, an “extremely probable announcement” of a remake of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and the arrival at the end of the year 2021 / beginning of 2022 of a new species of Mario Kart (Mario Kart X) with a beautiful fake logo.

We will therefore let you choose whether or not to believe in Zippo’s ads. Here are his words:

I heard a new Mario sports game was in the works. It would be Bandai Namco who would be in charge of the development, the last production of which was Mario Sports Superstars on 3DS. He managed the parts related to football and baseball.

Zippo therefore leaves on sports games Mario Foot or Baseball: what you need to know is that the two had an opus each on Gamecube (Mario Smash Football and Mario Superstars Baseball) and on Wii (Mario Strikers Charged Football and Mario Super Sluggers). But nothing since (except Mario Sport 3DS which was a compilation). As we are talking about Bandai Namco here, we think more of a Mario Baseball since it was Namco who took care of Mario Superstar Baseball on Gamecube (2005) and Mario Super Sluggers on Wii (2008). Mario Football being developed by Next Level Games, recently acquired by Nintendo, which recently took care of Luigi’s Mansion 3.