We could see a new Mario game at E3 2017, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has told IGN. Not only that, but "a new kind of Mario", too.
"We're always challenging ourselves to create something new, so hopefully you'll see a new kind of Mario in about a year or two," Miyamoto said.
"Maybe next E3 we'll be able to share something," he added.
Whilst Nintendo has had a great reaction to the new Zelda – Breath of the Wild – Miyamoto says says creating a new Mario comes with a different set of challenges.
"It's kind of difficult with Mario because some of the more important conventions of Mario are based on the approachability and accessibility of those games," Miyamoto said.
However, these conventions have now been viewed by the "fresh eyes" of new Nintendo staff, perhaps enabling change, concluded Miyamoto.