Rumor: Super Mario Galaxy 3, Super Mario Sunshine HD headed to Nintendo Switch

Charles 'Super Mario' Martinet had both titles listed on his IMDB profile before they were removed.

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Charles Martinet, a voice actor who has imbued Mario with his characterized Italian persona since Super Mario 64, was credited in IMDB listings for both Super Mario Galaxy 3 and Super Mario Sunshine HD earlier today.

Segment Next spotted the listings before they were removed.

According to Martinet's IMDB page, Super Mario Galaxy 3 was in post-production as of this year. Super Mario Sunshine HD, a gussied-up port of the 2002 GameCube title, was listed for a 2017 release.

An HD port would be just the right sort of filler content to pad the Switch's launch window while Nintendo's internal dev teams concentrate resources on a brand-new Mario adventure—Super Mario Galaxy 3, for instance.

Nintendo's announce trailer for the Switch showed footage of Mario running through an expansive town square-type area. The footage did not come from any Mario game currently available, leading to speculation that it's a new title.

Miyamoto did confirm shortly after E3 that Nintendo was working on Mario and Pokémon games for the Switch—then referred to by its codename, NX—that would be ready within six months of the console's launch in March 2017.

Another mysterious listing on Martinet's IMDB page, Untitled Mario Golf Game for Wii U, was also on deck for 2017. That might still be the case, but given that Nintendo confirmed that the commercially unsuccessful Wii U will cease production soon, it seems just as likely that the golf game could make the jump to Switch.

Mum's the word on more Switch details until January 13, at which time Nintendo will divulge details like a firm price point and an early look at launch titles. Earlier today, Toys R Us accidentally published an online listing for the Switch, priced at $250. The listing has been deleted.

Craddock's Corner: I'd love to see Super Mario Sunshine on a modern Nintendo system; it's criminally underrated, and one of the finest examples of Mario fundamentals melded with new ideas, namely the FLUDD cannon. I'm not as keen on the idea of a third Mario Galaxy, though. I'm a traditionalist when it comes to Mario games: I like the idea of new Nintendo platforms introducing a new Mario mini series, often tailored to the platform's hardware or controller. Super Mario World on SNES, Super Mario 64 on N64, Sunshine on GameCube, Galaxy on Wii, and so on.

Mario Galaxy was suited to the Wii. Let it stay there, and give us something better suited to Switch. 

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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    November 14, 2016 4:03 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Rumor: Super Mario Galaxy 3, Super Mario Sunshine HD headed to Nintendo Switch

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      November 14, 2016 5:47 PM

      Can't anybody edit an IMDB page?

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      November 14, 2016 5:56 PM

      Both of these would be welcome for me. I'm not as much of a fan of the snippets offered by Super Mario 3D World and Land. I like the exploratory nature of Mario 64 and Sunshine, and I even liked Galaxy quite a bit at the time. I never played Galaxy 2 unfortunately.

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        November 15, 2016 4:43 AM

        You should pick up Galaxy 2 on Wii U's eShop! It's a great game, arguably better than the first.

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          November 15, 2016 4:59 AM

          I've heard great things. For some reason I find it hard to go back to Wii games? Lack of HD, not sure where my Wiimote and nunchuk are.

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          November 15, 2016 6:39 AM

          I believe that SMG 1, and 2 were both listed as top ten games of all time. Now if only I could remember which list that w as ll

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      November 14, 2016 5:59 PM

      Sunshine HD with some added gameplay polish would be cool. I don't want them to do Galaxy again though. SMG2 was plenty.

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        November 15, 2016 4:43 AM

        Exactly how I feel. Both Galaxy games were fantastic, but I want something new.

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        November 15, 2016 9:09 AM

        I would love a SMG3, 1 & 2 are my favorite Mario games. I've actually never played Sunshine though, maybe I should check it out, wonder how it looks on the Dolphin emulator.

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      November 15, 2016 4:56 AM

      For me, I liked the galaxy games a lot but I want them to go back to Mario 64 model - galaxy didn't capture the adventurous feel

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