Shigeru Miyamoto has shed light on the Mario franchise, confirming that Super Mario Bros. 3 is simply a play.
Miyamoto confirmed that the red curtains, drop shadows and platforms strung from the ceiling were all correct indicators Mario 3 was a planned performance.
Answering questions for Nintendo UK to promote the upcoming Super Mario Maker, Miyamoto also re-iterated that Mario was named after Nintendo of America warehouse landlord Mario Segale and that Mario does indeed possess the strength to break bricks with his fists. You can check the entire segment out below:
Look for our review of Super Mario Maker later today. The Wii U exclusive will be available in Australia tomorrow.