A dataminer has found data on the Nintendo eShop last April pointing to a potential remake of Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga on the Nintendo 3DS.
Twitter User Michael (@SciresM) examined the new update on the eShop’s title ID database and found reference to the remake. The title is located in row number 4313 of the Pastebin link below and reads “0004000000194B00: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga\n+ Bowser’s Minions.” This may not only point to the remake of Superstar Saga but to a new minigame called “Bowser’s Minions.”
Michael also found menu screen icons for the game as well as the one for Ever Oasis. The icon is just one of the hundreds he found.
He even found the potential file size of the game.
In May, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier confirmed that the Ever Oasis home screen icon, and by extension the one for Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga DX, are real. Schreier was at an event in New York City where Nintendo was showcasing a demo for Ever Oasis. He looked at the home screen of the 3DS he was playing on and found that the icon for Ever Oasis matched the one Michael found. So that would suggest that the icon for Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga DX would be real too.
Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga was released on the Game Boy Advance in 2003. It was critically praised for its funny story, fun platforming puzzles and twist on the RPG formula by having the player control the two brothers simultaneously and having them jump and attack with their own dedicated buttons. The game has two sequels on the Nintendo DS (Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time and Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story) and two sequels on the 3DS (Mario and Luigi: Dream Team and Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam).
According to Polygon, Nintendo hasn’t commented on bringing any of the older Mario and Luigi games to the 3DS. Nintendo hasn’t responded to Kotaku either.
The game is still under speculation, but we’ll update if there are any new developments.