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Nintendo has registered a new Internet domain. Does this mean a new Mario project is in the works?
The company registered the domain supermario4.com on April 3. Right now, the page is not active, and links back to the region select screen of Nintendo's main page.
It's possible that this registration means nothing. Companies register domains related to their intellectual properties all the time, to prevent other individuals or companies from "squatting" on the domain. However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata did say that the company was working on another side-scrolling Mario game for the 3DS in the company's January announcement of its third-quarter fiscal results.
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