Super Mario RPG, the beloved 1996 game originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), is set to receive a much-anticipated remake for the Nintendo Switch. Fans of the classic RPG can rejoice as they immerse themselves once again in the world of Mario and his friends.
While excitement surrounds the remake, it has been revealed that the original director, Chihiro Fujioka, will not be returning for the project. Instead, the development studio behind the remake is ArtePiazza, renowned for their work on Square Enix’s Dragon Quest series. This collaboration promises to bring a fresh perspective to the game while staying true to its original charm.
Heading the remake is Nintendo’s Ayako Moriwaki, who takes on the director role. Moriwaki’s involvement adds to the anticipation, as fans eagerly await to see how she will shape the game.
In a nod to the game’s roots, the remake includes some of the original developers from the 1996 release. Co-director Yoshihiko Maekawa, revered composer Yoko Shimomura, and skilled designer Taro Kudo are credited for their contributions to the remake. This reunion of sorts ensures that the essence of the original game will be preserved.
Excitement for the Super Mario RPG remake has reached such heights that pre-ordering the game on the eShop has already revealed the involvement of ArtePiazza and Nintendo. However, with early copies of the game already circulating, fans are urged to exercise caution and be mindful of spoilers that may surface online.
News of the remake was first announced at a Nintendo Direct event earlier this year, fueling anticipation among fans. Mark your calendars, as the release date for this highly anticipated game is set for November 17th, 2023. What’s more, the remake aims to rectify a past injustice, as the original game was never physically released in Europe. European fans can finally experience the magic of Super Mario RPG firsthand.
With its faithful recreation of the original game and a talented team behind it, the Super Mario RPG remake is undoubtedly a highly anticipated release for fans of the franchise. Get ready to embark on an epic adventure with Mario, his friends, and a whole new generation of gamers as they dive into a classic reimagined for modern consoles.