For now, though, let’s begin that speculation. A new Paper Mario game certainly seems like a realistic prospect at this point. We haven’t really gotten a new Paper Mario game for consoles since 2016’s Paper Mario: Color Splash for Wii U, so it makes sense that Nintendo would choose to revisit it now. The fact that Color Splash was met with some rather mixed reactions certainly serves as even more incentive for Nintendo to bring the franchise back in a big way.
While we’re certainly looking forward to the idea of a new Paper Mario game, it’s those other Mario games that Nintendo is working on which really piques our interest at this moment. Assuming that there hasn’t been some miscommunication and that some of the aforementioned Mario remasters don’t count as the games that Nintendo intends to release this year, we’re kind of at a loss in regards to what those games could be.
Super Mario Odyssey 2 is certainly a candidate considering that Breath of the Wild 2 is in development, but we’d be shocked to learn that it’s going to be revealed and released in the same year. On that note, assuming this information is true, it makes sense that Breath of the Wild 2 may not be released in 2020 in order to make room for these Super Mario titles.
A new Mario Kart game is certainly a possibility given the success of the Mario Kart 8 port for the Switch. We suppose that a new Mario Kart Golf game also isn’t out of the question, and there’s always the chance we’ll get a new 2D-style Super Mario game. Even a new Dr. Mario game is potentially on the table at this point.
Once again, though, we’ll be sure to bring you all of the official information regarding these Mario games as soon as that is available.