With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo is challenging the conventions of the franchise by setting it in an open world. Next, the company plans on challenging the conventions of Mario.
“We’re always challenging ourselves to create something new, so hopefully you’ll see a new kind of Mario in about a year or two,” Shigeru Miyamoto said in an interview with IGN at E3 2016.
“Maybe next E3 we’ll be able to share something.”
Miyamoto explained that the challenges in tweaking the Mario formula differ from those exhibited by the Zelda series, given Mario‘s wide audience.
“It’s kind of difficult with Mario because some of the more important conventions of Mario are based on the approachability and accessibility of those games,” Miyamoto said, noting that having new people join Nintendo has allowed them to look “at the conventions with fresh eyes.”