Nintendo has announced Super Mario 3D World for Wii U during its E3 Nintendo Direct.

The game features the same style of gameplay found in the 3DS classic Super Mario 3D Land and features four unique characters to play as.

Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad are all back and have their own abilities those who played Super Mario. Bros 2 will be more than familiar with.

For example, Peach can hover slightly when she jumps and Toad can run a lot faster than everyone else.

Naturally there's multiplayer for people to get stuck into, and in true Mario fashion you can be a co-operative or competitive as you want.

There will also be at lest one new suit for Mario to don - the cat suit. When wearing this new suit you can climb walls and attack enemies using those sharpened claws.

Super Mario 3D World will be available in December this year.

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