New 3D Super Mario Game Possibly in the Works at Nintendo

A notable gaming industry leaker, Midori, has revealed the codename for a new project at Nintendo, potentially hinting at a brand-new 3D Super Mario game. Fans of the Super Mario franchise have enjoyed a wealth of releases in 2023 and 2024, including spin-offs like "Princess Peach: Showtime," remakes of beloved games like "Super Mario RPG" and "Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door," and the highly acclaimed "Super Mario Bros. Wonder," one of the best 2D Mario games. Now, recent leaks from Midori suggest that a new 3D Mario game might be on the horizon.

Midori has a track record of providing accurate and reliable leaks, particularly for Sega games such as "Persona" and "Sonic the Hedgehog." She has also provided insights into potential Nintendo projects, including leaks about the Zelda franchise. In a recent Twitter thread, Midori revealed a new Nintendo project codenamed "SPRed," noting that previous Mario games have used "Red" in their codenames. For example, "Super Mario Odyssey" was codenamed "RedStar," and "Super Mario Bros. Wonder" was codenamed "SecRed."

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The Connection Between SilverStar and SPRed

Midori mentioned a project called "SilverStar" in development at Nintendo, speculated to be related to "Super Mario Odyssey." Fans have theorized that "SilverStar" might have started as a DLC or expansion for "Odyssey" before evolving into a sequel, similar to the development of "Super Mario Galaxy 2" from its predecessor. "Bowser's Fury," a recent Mario game, was seen as a test for a new direction inspired by "Odyssey," possibly influencing the development of "SilverStar."

With this background, fans speculate that "SPRed" could be the codename for a new 3D Mario game, incorporating elements from previous games and serving as a successor to "Odyssey." The "SP" in "SPRed" might stand for "special," adding to the excitement and mystery around this potential project.

Despite Midori's reliable history and accurate leaks, fans should take this information with a grain of salt until Nintendo officially announces the project. If true, the prospect of a new 3D Mario game is undoubtedly thrilling for fans of the iconic franchise.