Mario and Zelda have been with Nintendo since the beginning and that won't change with company's upcoming console.

Last year, Nintendo celebrated Mario's 25th anniversary, and this year it will celebrate Zelda's quarter century mark. Mario, the iconic video game plumber with blue overalls and a red undershirt and Zelda's Link, have been Nintendo mainstays since the Nintendo Entertainment System was released and through every single console released in the past 25 years.

Don't expect times to be a-changing. The company's president, Satoru Iwata, said the Nintendo is developing a Mario game for the 3DS. Iwata did not give much in the way of details, but did say it is being developed by the same team responsible for Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.

That wasn't all. In honor of Zelda's 25th anniversary, Nintendo will be releasing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for 3DS. Also, Nintendo previewed The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Wii. The company said it will do even more to celebrate Zelda's anniversary, much like it did last year with Mario.

This year it's the 25th Anniversary of Legend of Zelda.  Mr. (Shigeru) Miyamoto is working on a plan that will allow all Zelda lovers celebrate together, Iwata said.

Miyamoto is the man responsible for Mario and Zelda, as well as a number of other popular Nintendo franchises.

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