I think he's doing right by thinking about other manga and doing other manga. Like an insurance of some sorts. I read the Mario release and I really liked it. To me it seems as though Gatō and his army could have been inspired by Mario and that whole mafia theme. Also his drawing, it just shines Kishimoto though it all
Back to topic, waiting for the next chapter now. I expect to see Sasuke and the edo kages arriving at the battle scene just at the end of the chapter. As a cliffhanger.