Super Mario 4 domain registered by Nintendo

Although Super Mario 3D Land came out just months ago, it appears Nintendo may be readying to announce (and promote) a brand new Mario game.

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Nintendo promised yet another entry to their flagship Mario series earlier this year. Describing it is as a brand new 2D game for 3DS, we reported that it should be similar to the New Super Mario Bros. series.

Although Super Mario 3D Land came out just months ago, it appears Nintendo may be readying to announce (and promote) a brand new Mario game--at least based on a new domain name registration filed by the publisher.

An IGN reader spotted "supermario4.com," which was registered on April 3rd. The URL is currently active, redirecting users to the official Nintendo website.

Super Mario 4 would be an odd name for a new Mario game, given Super Mario World was initially dubbed Super Mario Bros. 4 (at least in Japan). Of course, New Super Mario Bros did sort of press Nintendo's hand--they couldn't call this upcoming game Even Newer Super Mario Bros, could they?

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    April 12, 2012 4:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Super Mario 4 domain registered by Nintendo.

    Although Super Mario 3D Land came out just months ago, it appears Nintendo may be readying to announce (and promote) a brand new Mario game.

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      April 12, 2012 5:53 PM

      Release it like mega man 9 and 10 old school graphics, well, maybe snes graphics, and I'm all over it.

      Haven't liked what they've done to Mario these yrs, except Mario 64 was pretty fun.

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      April 12, 2012 5:54 PM

      Did not see this one coming.

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      April 12, 2012 6:37 PM

      I swear when I was a kid I saw in a magazine a screenshot from the yet-to-be-released Super Mario World on the yet-to-be-released SNES that was the title screen and the title was:

      Super Mario Bros. 4: Super Mario World

      And then being disappointed when they dropped the SMB4 title.

      I have never ever seen this screenshot again and I can't find it so either it was very elusive or I imagined it.

      Still, they should have called NSMB SMB4 instead. And this would be SMB5 they're working on now.

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      April 12, 2012 7:35 PM

      Super Mario World remake or a big bad ass SMB upgrade that is 2x bigger than SMB3.

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      April 12, 2012 8:08 PM

      3DS? Fug.

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      April 12, 2012 8:38 PM

      I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this is their big fall game for 3ds. Though if that is the case, they won't be launching NSMB Mii ( the Wii U tech demo from last year) on the Wii U. You want your top tier level designers on something that you're calling the 4th Super Mario game and having another similar product launching for the Wii U would do a disservice to both games.

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      April 12, 2012 8:44 PM

      I want another New Super Mario DS game.

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        April 13, 2012 6:31 AM

        I want a New Super Mario based off of Mario 3 and Super Mario World

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      April 13, 2012 6:06 AM

      Fine by me. Let's do this, Nintendo!