Miyamoto’s 3DS Super Mario Bros. title will be out “ASAP”

Has infamously pro-3D Shigeru Miyamoto (as in Mario 64, not silly glasses) finally come around on the resurgent 2D platformer?

Perhaps he has, if recent Iwata Asks interview answers are any indication.

“In the interests of adopting new technology for the Super Mario Bros. tradition, I am now making a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo 3DS,” he said, adding that he wants the game to be released “as soon as possible.”

This is no surprise. These games are sure things, and they’re awesome fun to boot. Mario Galaxy titles? Sure, those are successful too, but not quite at the level of classic 2D side-scrolling.

To Miyamoto I say, “welcome back old friend!” The water is great, and 2D games, properly made, are fantastically fun things. Make more of them.