Super Mario Bros. is a reboot of Nintendo's well-known Super Mario series, named after the original 1985 video game for the Famicom/NES. It is under development by Lone Planet Productions for the mysterious NX console.
According to the director, the reboot "takes everything people love about Mario games and puts it all together in a strange new universe." It will also be plot-focused, similar to Mario RPGs such as Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi.
However, dimensional portals begin to open up throughout the city, releasing odd creatures that wreak havoc. The Mario Bros. investigate, but soon find themselves trapped in the world they came from. They get caught up in a war between the Mushroom Kingdom, ruled by the wealthy Princess Peach, and the Koopa Troop, commanded by a ruthless, yet charming warlord known as Bowser.
Mario and Luigi join Peach's faction to find a way home, but when Bowser wants to revive a greater threat that could mean doom for both worlds, what will they do to stop it?
Lone Planet has stated that the reboot will bring together heroes and villains from several Mario games, including subseries like Wario and Donkey Kong. Elements from the Paper Mario games have also been confirmed to appear.
The game will be a 2D platformer, but will not use the engine used for the New Super Mario Bros. games. Instead, Lone Planet opts to present a more vivid experience similar to the Kirby games.
The logo for the reboot is designed to blend into any color you place it over, because the letters are transparent.