Original Super Mario RPG Director Is Not Returning For Nintendo Switch Remake

Last montha new version of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was announced for Nintendo Change. The original version of the game released for the Super nintendo in 1996, and was directed by Chihiro Fujioka. Since the announcement of the new version, there have been many questions about who might be involved in the development, and it seems that Fujioka will not be returning. The director recently revealed as such On twitter, but was quick to point out that he is “very surprised and pleased with the news.” It seems that this time, Fujioka will be playing the game mainly as a fan!

Fujioka has been involved in many classic games throughout his career, but he clearly holds a special place in his heart for Super Mario RPG. Last year, the director told MinnMax that he would like to direct a true sequel to Super Mario RPG like the final game of his career. Since the remake is set to release on November 11, it may well generate more interest in a follow-up. Fujioka was actually involved in the Mario & Luigi RPG series, but told MinnMax that he “would like to go back and create a Mario RPG where you’re just controlling Mario.”

Super Mario RPG it is often considered one of the best games of the SNES era. The game offered turn-based gameplay similar to the Final Fantasy franchise, but with a story centered around Nintendo characters like Mario and Bowser. The game also featured a ton of original characters, from the villainous Smithy to the heroic Geno. The popularity of Super Mario RPG led to it being re-released in several different guises over the years, from Virtual Console on the Wii and Wii U, to the Super NES Classic mini console. Fans expected to see it released via nintendo switch Online, but Nintendo opted for a new version. Let’s hope the new version offers enough quality of life improvements to make this the definitive version!

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[H/T: Video Games Chronicle]


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