Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga originally launched on the Game Boy Advance in 2003, kickstarting an entire sub-series of colorful Mario RPGs on Nintendo’s handheld devices. After a mixed fan response to last year’s Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam on Nintendo 3DS, it looks like the team has decided to revisit the game that started it all.

Pokémon hacker by the Twitter handle “SciresM” recently dug into the servers for the Nintendo 3DS eShop and claims to have discovered a file tentatively called “Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga DX.” He later revisited the server to uncover the game’s official icon, alongside that of the upcoming 3DS RPG Ever Oasis. Both of these icons can be seen in the gallery below.

SciresM later dumped the full English name of every game with data available on the eShop servers, revealing that the full title of this supposed remake is “Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions.” Given the diagonal split across the game’s icon, it would appear the game comes alongside some sort of new game mode, but any more details are currently unclear.

While nothing is official until further confirmation, this isn’t the first time Nintendo’s eShop servers have prematurely revealed upcoming games. Just over a year ago,
dataminers discovered the Zelda-themed My Nintendo Picross game before it was officially announced. The lid was even opened on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD just a few months before that. Nevertheless, do be wary in case this turns out to be an elaborate (and oddly-specific) hoax.

Source: Twitter (1, 2, 3)

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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.


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