In a weird twist from Nintendo, the original Super Mario RPG director isn’t involved with the upcoming remake. While the director has no hard feelings toward the remake, it is odd that they are making this version without him. One would think he would have been a consultant, at the least.
Chihiro Fujioka, the director in question, was asked by someone on Twitter if he was involved with the remake. Fujioka said he isn’t involved with the Switch remake but is still pretty happy about the news.
“I am not involved in the remake,” said Fujioka. “But I am very surprised and pleased with the news!”
During an interview with MinnMax, Fujioka went on to praise more aspects of the Super Mario RPG remake. The original director loves how the art pops and is looking forward to trying out its mini-games. At the least, it’s good to know that the game developer has no hard feelings toward this remake.
"Oh! Oh my God, finally! Both the art and music are wonderfully upgraded! I'm really looking forward to seeing how the feel of various mini-games and fields evolves!” said Fujioka.
While he isn’t involved with the current remake, Fujioka did state that he would love to work on a new Mario RPG before he retires. In fact, the original director says he would love it if a follow-up to this classic RPG ends up being his final game.
"Yeah, I would absolutely love to make one...yeah, so in my career, I've been involved in a lot of games and I would really like my final one to be another Mario RPG game, if possible,” the original director says.
Fans were ecstatic when the Super Mario RPG remake was announced on the most recent Nintendo Direct. Based on everything we’ve seen, the game looks like a one-to-one remake of the SNES original, with better graphics and extra cutscenes. Players will be able to purchase the remake on November 17.