How long has this game been in development?

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3 years ago#1
There have been a LOT of Mario games coming out lately, and I can't help but to wonder how long this game has actually been in development. This game does indeed look awesome, but I'm very curious as to how much content will actually be in this game.... Because if you look at the world map, there doesn't appear to be as many levels as there were in previous 2D Mario games.

Any word on how long Nintendo has been working on this game? I'm worried about the length factor.
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3 years ago#2
2 years at least.
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3 years ago#3
McmadnessV3 posted...
2 years at least.


Source? How do you know that...
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3 years ago#4
That's probably more of a guess, but what is true, is contrary to unpopular belief, in the world of English, the "announcement" or "revelation" of a game, does not mean the start of development, and the "release date" of a game, does not mean the end of development -- aimed at those ignorant people who claim that New Super Mario Bros Wii took '5 months' to make because it was ANNOUNCED in June 2009, and released in November 2009.

I'd say it's been in development for well over a year at least, since, when you think about it, New Super Mario Bros Wii at E3 2011, is this game, so it was in development before that.
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3 years ago#5
McmadnessV3 posted...
2 years at least.


Highly doubt that. It used to take Miyamoto around 2.5 years to create brand new completely original Mario games. This is not that with all of these reused elements from previous NSMB games.

If Mario 3 and Mario 64 both took him 2.5 years, Ill bet this game didnt take too much longer than a full team working on it for a solid year. Maybe 1.5 years tops, since a little bit before E3 2011 I suppose. But so much is reused so they already had plenty to start with.

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3 years ago#6
The average development time for any major game takes about 2 years.

Even call of duty for all its yearly releases takes 2 years for each installment to make.They just use 2 development teams for each one to help pump them out.

Even NSMB2 took 2 years to make (it was first announced to be working on 1 year before super mario 3d land came out.

Creative ideas have nothing to do with that.
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3 years ago#7
This was prolly gonna be on the Wii but changed to Wii U.
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3 years ago#8
I can't imagine very long since they're putting as minimal effort as possible into actually creating anything new.
3 years ago#9
Pffrbt posted...
I can't imagine very long since they're putting as minimal effort as possible into actually creating anything new.


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3 years ago#10
It's possible. I mean, megaman x6 had less than a year's worth of development (unless they were working on the sequel to x5 before x5 was ever finished).
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