In a recent opinion column, I had a little rant at Nintendo's 3DS software lineup that desperately needs some original first party exclusives during this critical first year. However, it seems that Ninty overlord Shigeru Miyamoto is well aware of this fact, and has promised to do everything in his power to ensure that Super Mario 3DS comes out before the end of the year.
I promise to do everything to deliver your new Mario this year. - Shigsy to Gameblog.fr (translated)
Here's hoping. Super Mario 3DS still hasn't got a firm release date even in Japan, but we'll keep an eye on the situation. [CVG]