Chihiro Fujioka Wants to Make Super Mario RPG 2 as His Final Game

I remember back in 1996 when my twin brothers received Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars on our SNES for there Birthday. Fast forward 26 years later, and it is still one of my favorite role-playing games. It was an extremely well received by its audience as well. Over the years we have seen Super Mario RPG have spin-off series such as the Paper Mario and Mario and Luigi series. Could it ever return to its roots?

Recently director Chihiro Fujioka expressed in an interview with Youtube channel MinnMax that he would love to make a sequel to Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, and ultimately have it be his last game before retirement.

Chihiro Fujioka went on to say:

“Yeah, I would absolutely love to make one, In my career, I’ve been involved in a lot of games, and you know, I would really like my final one to be another Mario RPG game, if possible. I think Mario & Luigi is cool, but I would like to go back and create a Mario RPG where you’re only controlling Mario.”

– Chihiro Fujioka

As more classic RPG titles such as Final Fantasy remakes, Chrono Cross, and Sword of Mana, get remade and updated, we may see this sort of dream come to pass. Square Enix who helped make the original have been making newer RPG games such as Octopath Traveler and Triangle Strategy in the 16-bit era style with better overall appearances and gameplay mechanics. Could we see Square Enix do another collaboration with Nintendo in an updated engine?

What do you think about the possibility of this happening? Did you play the original? What is your favorite Mario RPG game? Let us know your thoughts?

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