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Nintendo E3 2013 Wii U: Super Mario 3D World announced (trailer + images inside!)
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June 11, 2013, 17:58:13

Although we knew that a 3D Mario game was on the way for the Wii U, little did we know that it would be a sequel to Super Mario 3D Land on the 3DS. The Super Mario 3D World trailer shows off some, including 4 player co-op and a... cat suit?

But don't listen to me, watch the trailer below!

Super Mario 3D World is due out in December 2013, just in time for the holidays! Stay tuned for more details!

Some more information from GoNintendo:

- when working on Super Mario 3D Land, they thought multiplayer would be great
- this didn't make the cut for the 3DS
- they felt the power of Wii U could help them achieve this
- is influenced by the eccentric and wild levels designs from the Galaxy
- won't comment on story yet

Source: E3 Nintendo direct / Nintendo's Youtube channel / GoNintendo

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Posted: 06/11/13, 17:58:13  - Edited by 
 on: 06/12/13, 01:01:08    
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I see this as a pure business move for Ninty. I'm with Achi.

This ain't the end of Mario on Wii U.

My main issue is the graphics, to be honest. And the gameplay might not lend itself to OUT there gameplay ideas, but still really good Mario stuff.
I'm pleased, plus all the other games look great too. I can't complain too much.

For me Megaman and Mario Kart stole the show for me. Mario Kart looks how I dreamed.

Posted by 
 on: 06/11/13, 22:05:36
I'm looking forward to playing this, and I'm also looking forward to the day we get a real Mario 3D sequel to Mario 64 and Sunshine. Something with WORLDS again, instead of just levels. Galaxy was close, but not the same feel as the other two, which were my favorites.

4 player is going to be all sorts of fun! And that Cat Suit seems awesome.

Posted by 
 on: 06/11/13, 22:10:19
I think we'll still get Mario Universe someday. This looks very fun for now. Maybe a little hot on the heels of NSMBU though.

Posted by 
 on: 06/11/13, 23:00:21
@-JKR- CRAZY TALK. Seriously, I swear by Galaxy.

...Kind of ashamed to say I have yet to play Galaxy 2 yet though. Just... time. I don't have as much as I used to.

Strangely enough my favorite of the 3D Mario games, even though not technically better is.... Mario Sunshine.

Er, on topic: looks fun and I get why people who were looking for an Epic Mario are disappointed. Still this looks better than the "New"-hashes, and I get to play as Peach again (also the return of different skills for each character)... I'm sold.

Posted by 
 on: 06/11/13, 23:13:15
I also love Sunshine. It isn't perfect, but it at least broke some molds and tried new things. Yes please!

If you enjoyed Galaxy you owe it to yourself to play Galaxy 2. I enjoyed Galaxy. Not my favorite, but fun. I thought Galaxy 2 blew it out of the water in EVERY way. I ADORED Galaxy 2. Brilliant.

Carve out the time, you won't be disappointed!


Alright, now that I've calmed down a little and rewatched the video, that DOES look like a whole lot of fun and maybe the levels are spread out a little more than I thought initially. I will give it a shot.

Posted by 
 on: 06/11/13, 23:34:50  - Edited by 
 on: 06/11/13, 23:38:05
Couple of points about tablet use:

- use touch screen to freeze enemies and objects
- touch moving platforms to stop them
- invisible coins and blocks hidden everywhere
- touch these spots to see blocks appear

Posted by 
 on: 06/11/13, 23:37:03
I'm pretty excited, 3D Land is probably my favorite 3DS game. I'd definitely be more excited for Galaxy 3, possibly by a fair margin, but what can you do? I think that this game will be mad fun, and it will be coming right around when Shirley is finally coming back home, and she really took to 3D Land, so... it'll be fun to get to play that style of game together!

At first a sequel to 3D Land on the Wii U seemed very odd to me, but if you recall, 3D Land was Nintendo's attempt to merge 2D and 3D gameplay styles together, because the "weak" sales of the Galaxy games (next to the NSMB games) was sort explained by teh casualz being turned off by pure 3D gaming.

And then 3D Land sold like a billion copies (it's almost definitely going to pass Galaxy in sales when all is said and done) so Nintendo probably thought "this is what people really want!!!"

We'll see how it does on the consoles.

Posted by 
 on: 06/11/13, 23:46:24
This game looks awesome and makes me want a Wii U even more than I already do.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:06:07
So count me as one of those that felt really underwhelmed when I first saw this. I was expecting something far different. Nintendo never ceases to throw me a curve ball though. After digesting the reveal and actually watching stuff like this developer interview, I have to say I'm getting pretty excited for it. I know the grandness of something like Galaxy is awesome but this new Mario is looking really good. It's just something I was totally not expecting. Graphically, it's actually quite beautiful and having the ability to play as four different characters with distinctive attributes is great. A multi-player Mario with unique characters? Seems like it'd be a lot of fun too me. If this is the direction they want to take Mario, I'll just have to trust them because after all it's the gameplay that's most important for Mario. I can just imagine sitting down and playing with a big smile. I think the more we see of this game, the better it'll get. It's the next big console Mario game after all, not like they won't bring their A game.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:16:25  - Edited by 
 on: 06/12/13, 01:04:48
Secret_Tunnel said:
I think we'll still get Mario Universe someday. This looks very fun for now. Maybe a little hot on the heels of NSMBU though.

That's what I was thinking... perhaps it isn't ready yet and this is an easier hold-over. We're likely to get at least one more big 3D Mario game in the lifespan of this thing.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:28:19
This makes it look much better:

Dev Direct

Camera control is back with the gyroscope in the tablet! Nice! I hope they allow for camera control with the second analog too on the classic controller. As long as the levels are nice and big, I think I'll enjoy this a lot more than I thought a few hours ago.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:28:47  - Edited by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:31:11
It does look great when we can actually see it in HD.

*sigh* Still no word on online multiplayer. I need friends.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:37:39
IGN confirmed that it's local only.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:38:50
Anyone holding their breath for the "real" 3D Mario, you might as well let go. This is the next main Mario game for a while.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:40:37
Wait a tick. The 3D in "3D Land" was referring to the stereoscopic 3D of the system. This name makes no sense!

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:40:37
So extra players use wiimotes. You know what that means. Controlling a 3D Mario on a console with a d-pad. lol.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:42:35
Surely they have to have pro controller and/or wiimote + nunchuck options right?

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:46:23
PabloXl5 said:
Anyone holding their breath for the "real" 3D Mario, you might as well let go. This is the next main Mario game for a while.

Well, this absolutely is a real Mario game. Hell, I loved 3D Land. If this one is more refined and has more content, I may even end up liking it more than the Galaxy games. Mixing the 2D and 3D elements together is good shit, and the muliplayer+multiple characters is sweet.

I guess it's just that we all usually expect big, new concepts with new console Mario games... but he explains that away. 3D Land actually branched off of this one and not the other way around.

Hopefully it has a lot more powerups that they aren't showing.

... and it's a real shame that they didn't put online multiplayer in.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:49:08
DeputyVanHalen said:
IGN confirmed that it's local only.

Nintendo is going to catch some heat for this one come holiday season...

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:51:19

Ugh, seriously? I'll still get it, but online multiplayer would be icing on the cake.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:56:52
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