"We're always asking ourselves questions like this as we're researching new games, about the opportunities presented by the hardware," said Mario producer, Yoshiaki Koizuma to Wired magazine. "When I think about the two screens being used at the same time, it seems like an interesting opportunity to allow us to create a console game where two people are playing at the same time but can't see each other's screens. It's certainly an interesting approach, but I have to clarify that it's not something that we're working on just yet."
These statements should all but confirm that it is highly unlikely that a new console version of Mario will make the Wii 2 launch. Mario hasn’t made a console launch since Nintendo 64’s launch in 1996. -TNGG