The return of the Tanooki Suit in Super Mario 3D Land is causing a lot of excitement, but even more exciting than seeing the tail pinned on Mario is seeing his age-old adversary wagging the stripy length of fur around like a dog with a bone.

The new trailer below from Nintendo Conference 2011 shows the raccoon tail swinging behind Bowser in certain scenes, though don't expect to grab hold of it and swing him around, Super Mario 64-style — it's spiky.

These and many more questions will be answered when the game sees release on 13th November in North America and 18th in Europe.