Over the past two weeks, rumors and little bits of interesting data started popping up suggesting a remake of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga was in the works. It wasn’t just a single piece of evidence either. We’ve had several updates all pointing towards this unannounced 3DS title, so we’ve compiled everything there is to know.
It all started when recognized hacker @SciresM found the Title ID for both Ever Oasis and the unannounced Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga DX. The game titles were discovered tucked away in a 3DS eShop server listing, a process in which you can learn more about here. His tweet:
Pretty excited for 00040000001A4800 (Ever Oasis) and 00040000001B8F00 (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga DX).
— Michael (@SciresM) April 29, 2017
Ever Oasis is a title set to release next month, while the Mario & Luigi name-drop is the first we’ve heard of the game. Just a day later, SciresM followed up on his report with a look at the home menu icons for the games:
Ha, Nintendo finally fixed their leaky metadata server. Might as well post everything I've got. Attached: ML:SSDX, Ever Oasis icons. pic.twitter.com/ZbD8TWHM0q
— Michael (@SciresM) May 1, 2017
Yup, there it is. Take note that he also found the icon for Ever Oasis as this is important in determining these findings as legitimate. Just a few days ago, Kotaku verified the icon for Ever Oasis when the very same icon was seen on a demo unit at a preview event. Looks like the icons check out.
It wasn’t long before a more concrete name was found for the remake. The game is listed as Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga+ Bowser’s Minions in the English list of names, while the Japanese listing sticks with a name closer to what was originally reported withマリオ＆ルイージRPG1 DX.
Was anything else revealed besides the name and the icon? Yes, actually. The file size for the game is around 550MB. For reference, Paper Jam was released as a 512MB download, while Dream Team came to a total of 849MB.
So what’s next for this not so mysterious title? E3 2017 is just about a month away, so you shouldn’t have to wait too long before hearing more. Until then, let’s speculate away!