Standalone version will be sold in stores on August 25th for $29.99. Play as Luigi, Blue and Yellow Toad, or the newcomer Nabbit. Nabbit is invulnerable to obstacles but cannot gain powerups in the traditional Mario fashion.
I say, do whatever makes you happy. Though, 32gb is nothing. I was already down to almost 10 gb on my Wii U when I bought my hdd which has 1tb. Hell, with shipping I only paid around $100. Yes, I will never need that much room, but I will never have to worry about having enough space. I know 500gb would have been enough, but the difference in price wasn't that much.
Hooking up the external hdd was a breeze. Only had to plug the thing into the Wii U and power outlet and basically that was it. Soon as I turned on the Wii U it prompted me to format the drive.The hdd turns on/off when I turn on the Wii U and playing games straight from the hdd download just as fast as if they were on the Wii U's internal memory.
I would love to start making mashups, but I have no clue how to get a hold of the separated tracks. I guess mashup artists just ask the song's producer for the original tracks? I've heard that some people extract the tracks from Rock Band, where they're already separated. Oh man, imagine having access to Harmonix's track library!
To get myself more hyped up for this, I went back and 5 Star'd the main quest (had only 1 previous). I had missed one secret exit, skipped a couple levels later on, and Star Coins I had to go back through each and every world (likely half of each world's levels) and get them all. Some were tough, most I couldn't believe I missed...then I went onto Star Road. It was tough, then it got worse (water level), then it was like OK please make it stop..suddenly things got easy. I beat two levels in two tries and got all the Star Coins. Then the Pendulum Castle came. A little disappointed the final level was so easy, but after the castle I was OK with anything that didn't make me want to break my controller and TV. Now I'm ready for Luigi!