EAD Tokyo is NOT working on 2D Mario for the Nintendo 3DS

Mr. Koichi Hayashida revealed in a recent interview with IGN that EAD Tokyo, development team for Super Mario 3D Land, is NOT working on the brand new 2D Mario game for the 3DS. Therefore, Mr. Hayashida himself is not involved in the project. Here’s the full quote:

“So the team that makes the 2D Mario games is actually a different team, so I’m not involved with that project. But I do hope that you’re looking forward to the eventual announcement with more details about that game. And as far as the pro skater Mario with cockroaches – I really hope everyone realizes it was just a joke! [laughs]”

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[Source: Nintendo Eveything]