QUOTE said:A portion of an Iwata Asks: Vol. 2 interview with Iwata-san, Tezuka-san and Nakago-san...
Iwata: So in that sense, you could describe New Super Mario Bros. Wii as being the first straight-ahead evolution in the horizontally-scrolling 2D platform game since Super Mario World, with which it is comparable in terms of the attention to detail and care that went into it.
Nakago: I think that's right.
Tezuka: But I do sometimes wonder if we'll be making games along these lines far into the future. I get a feeling that we may do, but I don't know…
Iwata: (laughs) I feel that 2D Mario titles will definitely be made along these lines. I don't think there's any other way. Even when the three of you are really old... (laughs)
Tezuka: Even when we're really old? (laughs) I think that once we get a bit older, we won't have the stamina to allow ourselves to be sucked into games like we used to. (laughs)
I wonder when 2D Mario games will get phased out. I mean, it has to happen someday. Right?