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E3 2012: New Super Mario Bros. U Hopping Onto Wii U

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Miiverse will be a big part

Nintendo has confirmed New Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U, boasting that it will be the first social Mario game, making significant use of Miiverse. The trailer showed Yoshi, a flying 'squirrel' suit, and there's once again an emphasis on co-op multiplayer with Wii Remotes, while there's also a 'boost' mode that brings the GamePad into the title.

The trailer looked like the expected Mario platforming, but with a lovely HD sheen. Nintendo has confirmed that it will be a launch title and there'll be an Iwata Asks with further details after the conference, which we look forward to reading.

It's Mario on launch day, need we say more?

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User Comments (22)

Punny

#2

Punny said:

Launch day, you say? Wa-hoo! This gave looks like it will be better than New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The stages look much more creative, plus Giant Land (or something very similar) is back! The baby Yoshis give the game a Galaxy/World vibe, too. Can't wait! :)

WingedSnagret

#3

WingedSnagret said:

It seems they learned from there mistakes at the 3DS's launch, as in bringing out the console with Mario. Which is a good thing!

Scary_Old_Lady

#4

Scary_Old_Lady said:

Nintendo has confirmed New Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U, boasting that it will be the first social Mario game, making significant use of Wiiverse.
Wiiverse -> Miiverse

FluttershyGuy

#5

FluttershyGuy said:

First Mario side-scroller at launch since SMW for SNES, and it's SMW-inspired! Happy days are here again. But, Nintendo, y u no call it New Super Mario World???

NintyMan

#6

NintyMan said:

A Mario game as a launch was a no-brainer for me, and Nintendo realized their mistake with the 3DS launch, so this looks to be even better than New Super Mario Bros. Wii. You've got flying squirrel suits, baby yoshis, a world similar to Giant Land from SMB3, and a freaky, hand-drawn level. Creative is the word.

hydeks

#8

hydeks said:

Wii U day one purchase due to MARIO!!!!!! Yay, I'm a sucker for a Mario game, so what? :(

WaveyChristmas

#11

WaveyChristmas said:

Overkill is right....BUT I'm just excited that this is actually going to be a launch title. Plus it's going to be boasting real/true Widescreen(unlike the wii's lousy anamorphic widescreen due to being only 480p resolution wise) HD, HDMI and sporting much better visuals. :)

There seems to be a lot more imagination running wild in the gorgeous backdrops too! I especially loved that midnight backdrop with the moon blazing in the background. Color me officially excited as this will be very simular to the NES launch. A 2D mario on launch day? hell yes! B-)

chewytapeworm

#15

chewytapeworm said:

Time to get my pre-order in as soon as I can. Suddenly the release launch doesn't seem as bland to me! :D

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mamp

#17

mamp said:

Squirrel suit is pretty lame I guess they just don't want to overuse the Tanooki suit.

Emaan

#18

Emaan said:

Mario's back to being at a system launch! For the first time since the Nintendo 64, gosh this is amazing! :D

ThreadShadow

#21

ThreadShadow said:

Looks fun...but I really want to see what Miyamoto will do with the gamepad and a 3D Mario game.

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