Nintendo – Where is Mario Placed in 2016?

Nintendo has been known to create a ton of famous characters for their videogames, and there are even titles wherein the popular Japanese gaming company would have those characters duke it out in a cartoon-like arena. There are characters from the popular Fire Emblem series, Kirby, Samus Aran from Metroid, Pokémon, and a bunch of others. However, with all of these popularity going places, it does make one wonder, where is everybody’s favorite Italian plumber being placed in the modern gaming era?

Nintendo - Where is Mario Placed in 2016?

Where Has Nintendo Placed Mario After All That’s Been Happening?

Before we take a closer look as to where our beloved Italian plumber, and including the rest of the cast of Super Mario Bros., are located in these modern gaming times, let us look at some of the things that have been happening at Nintendo as of late. First of all, there’s the Wii U, wherein videogamers were astounded by the likes of a tablet-like gamepad that has motion-sensing technology built into it. However, this is not to say that every gamer within the gaming community were astounded by the new piece of technology, as there are those who would still brush it off aside in lieu of other consoles, more specifically that of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

When the Nintendo WIi U was released, it did start off really slow as the gaming system didn’t pick up much publicity or popularity. There were no significant releases to begin with, until The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD came out. Even though the remastered version of the Wii title was met with much glee from loyal fans, its novelty soon withered into the back corner of the room.

After a month, the company then released Star Fox: Zero, albeit after a number of delays. The Japanese gaming firm also surprised a lot of people as the title packed in a second game, called Star Fox Guard. Both titles did have some good reviews, but once again, it was overshadowed by other games found in other gaming systems.

Perhaps what everybody is anxiously waiting to be released for the Nintendo Wii U is the upcoming Legend of Zelda game entitled Breath of the Wild. It introduced a whole new open world for Link to explore. But once again, where is Mario in all of this? The company did announce that they were going to release Paper Mario Color Splash for the Wii U; however, even though the trailer was released, it was already deemed one of the worst Super Mario games to have ever exist (when you go into YouTube, check out the number of people that gave it a thumbs down). Could this be the start of the end for the lovable Italian plumber?


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