I was looking through release dates this morning, and realized that there really hasn't been any word on the new "mario 128" game that was confirmed...I think it was over a year and a half ago now. At that point, it was being kept quiet because of a new gameplay mechanic that Nintendo was worried would be stolen and copied. Now that I think about it though (and search IGN) there hasn't really been any mention of this game since. This tells me that either the game became Paper Mario 2, or there's still something in development that'll come out next year sometime. I suppose that with a new Zelda out next year as well, they could be saving a new Mario for a big final push for the GCN?