Could Nintendo have just teased some kind of Super Mario Sunshine announcement? The company is currently having another great year with its Nintendo Switch. Yoshi's Crafted World, Super Mario Maker 2, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order have already released for the console, with more notable titles on the way.
When one thinks of Nintendo, Super Mario is typically the first thing that comes to mind. The iconic plumber is one of the most famous characters in pop culture, continually being the star of acclaimed gameplay experiences. Every 3D Mario platformer has been acclaimed, from Super Mario 64 to Super Mario Odyssey. As Odyssey hits its second year of release, many fans are wondering what's next for the character. The Nintendo Switch isn't going away anytime soon, so it's likely the next big game will release on the console. Will it be a direct followup to a previous title, or something wholly new? Fans have been requesting something with Super Mario Sunshine, and Nintendo is surely aware of the game's re-emerging popularity.
Over on Twitter and Instagram, Nintendo has posted a summery-message as the season nears its close. One word has caught the eye of fans, however, and that is of course "sunshine." Check out the post below.
Some fans have interpreted this message as some kind of subtle tease to a Super Mario Sunshine-related announcement. Of course, it could just be Nintendo utilizing the game's title simply as a reference. However, if it is some kind of tease, it is brilliantly subtle. If this is a tease, what could it imply? Some fans may think that Super Mario Odyssey could get DLC, maybe in the form of an Isle Delfino world. This doesn't seem too likely though, since the game is about two years old now. A followup to Super Mario Sunshine, or an HD remaster of the 2002 game, seems more likely.
With things like this, it's important to have fun speculating, but not get one's hopes up. Still, out of all Nintendo's Mario titles, Super Mario Sunshine is due for some kind of announcement. It is the only 3D Mario title to not be seen on a modern console. Super Mario 64 was re-released on the Virtual Console, and Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 were ported to the Wii U's eShop. Only Super Mario Sunshine is missing. Will there be a followup, or perhaps some kind of remake? Time will tell.