- The upcoming Super Mario RPG remake is not just a simple port or remaster, but rather a complete rebuilding of the game from the ground-up, following the trend of other Nintendo remakes.
- The remake will feature significant new features, such as tweaks and additions to Action Commands, the ability to unleash a powerful Triple Move, and endgame content with rematch battles against powered-up bosses.
- The effort and resources put into the Super Mario RPG remake suggest that Nintendo is willing to innovate and build upon the original.
During the recent Nintendo Direct, more information was revealed about the upcoming Super Mario RPG remake. The remake of the beloved SNES title was first revealed in June of this year, although leakers were dropping hints about the game before the Nintendo Direct that broke the news.
Upon its reveal, it immediately became clear that the new Super Mario RPG is aiming to be much more than a simple port or remaster, and is rather a complete rebuilding of the game from the ground-up. This follows the trend of other Nintendo remakes such as 2019’s The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, which offered an entirely new way to experience the classic title, adding and refining key features alongside the massive graphical update. In the case of the upcoming Super Mario RPG remake, some fans may be wondering just how much Nintendo will be deviating from the original, beyond the obvious graphical changes.
It looks like the remake of the much-lauded Super Mario RPG will enjoy some pretty significant new features, according to information from today’s Nintendo Direct. Action Commands are making a return, but with a few significant tweaks and additions; perfectly-timed Action Commands on attacks can lead to all enemies taking damage, and subsequent successful Action Commands will fill up a gauge which can be used to unleash a powerful Triple Move, which varies based on who is in the player’s party. The remake will also be bolstering endgame content, letting players engage in rematches with powered-up versions of previously encountered bosses.
These new features should come as welcome news for fans of the original game, as it shows that Nintendo is willing to innovate and build upon the original. It could even offer hope to those wishing for more Mario spin-off games. Nintendo appears to be putting real effort and resources behind the Super Mario RPG remake, suggesting that there is hope for other offshoot titles featuring Mario and his allies.
Moreover, this rebuilt version of Super Mario RPG could lead to even more iconic classic games being remade, or perhaps even the revitalization of entire franchises. Today’s Nintendo Direct was also host to the reveal of a new F-Zero game, which further reinforces the idea that Nintendo is doubling down on breathing new life into IPs that were once thought to be forgotten. Nintendo is regularly reinventing its best-selling series, with a number of Mario games in development other thanSuper Mario RPG, so it will be interesting to see what’s next for the company’s most popular franchises.
Super Mario RPG will launch on the Nintendo Switch on November 17, 2023.