Koei Tecmo’s president really wants to work on a Mario game, no matter the genre

Koei Tecmo and Nintendo have quite a good relationship with one another, thanks to the Hyrule Warriors/Fire Emblem Warriors collaborations. Koei Tecmo’s president Hisashi Koinuma would love to work with Nintendo again in the future, and he's eyeing up Nintendo's most value IP.

“I’d like to have an opportunity to work on Nintendo’s Mario. Basically, he’s a character I’ve been playing with ever since I was a kid, so if I could do something with him, I’d be really happy. I think anything would be great, even a simulation would be good.”

I'm not sure that a Mario Warriors game would make much sense, but then again, what do I know?! I wonder if Koei Tecmo will ever get the keys to the Mario kingdom. Ubisoft got their shot and it turned out pretty damn well!

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Actually, a Mario Warriors game is a Warriors game id finally be interested in. The perfect way to bring back Super Princess Peach

I think it could really work too. There are enough Mario "hero" types you could put in (Mario, Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Different Toads, Luigi, Rosalina, Daisy, Donkey Kong, Inklings, etc) for the characters...and you get to take out SWARMS of goombas, koopas, lakitus, etc. As soon as I read "I don't know if it would work" I immediately thought "But oh yes, it could! And I'd love it!!!" Currently playing through FE Warriors...had Hyrule Warriors back in the day and may get it again eventually on Switch...Pirate Warriors I'm getting for my daughter...they really know their stuff when it comes to the "Warriors" games...I imagine a Mario Warriors as kind of a 3D version of Brawl with swarms of Koopas minions... The more I think about it, the more I really like the idea. lol

Bowser's Warriors! Make it happen, Koei!

You missed the opportunity for this: Bowser's Ambition.

That actually can work considering his arsenal and his buffness.

Tue May 15 18 06:36pm
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Mario Conquest would be something more likely to happen than Mario Warriors.

Tue May 15 18 07:23pm
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It's only a matter of time until Animal Crossing Warriors.

There's no enemies or any sense of fighting in that whole game series. I know this is a joke, but a Mario Warriors could somewhat work, while a AC warriors couldn't period.

Tue May 15 18 08:31pm
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That is all.

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Super Mario Warriors could be a truly awesome thing... unless they loaded the playable character roster with junk minions and baby characters instead of the actual Mario all-star characters... you know, like the typical Mario spin-off...

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't a Mario Warriors game the original pitch to Nintendo from Koei Tecmo and ended up transforming into Hyrule Warriors instead?

Mushroom Kingdom Warriors! Or Mario Wario-rs.

If Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle proved anything, it's that Mario can translate really well to any genre, in the right hands and with enough passion.

Super Mario Warriors would be awesome. Especially if I can combo an army of goombas with Toadsworth.

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