I mean, there's no way Nintendo would release two 2D Mario platformers so close to each other, otherwise. What form do you guys think the connectivity will take?
I think we'll be able to design levels on the tablet and transfer them wherever. And maybe that we will be able to use a 3DS as a controller for NSMBU. And even perhaps that we'll be able to play NSMB2 on the TV? Plus, all kinds of crazy multiplayer variants are possible. You'd think that any group that can scrounge together 2-8 3DSeses can probably gather somewhere in the vicinity of a WiiU, right?
I just hope that both games are distinct enough from one another. I have commended Nintendo in the past for not pulling an Activision and releasing NSMB games more regularly, solely because they know that they sell. That path leads to stagnation.
I was really hoping for a much more distinct and higher-budget 2D Mario for Wii U (Super Mario Bros 5 rumors), but the important thing is that the games are fun and unique... fun is almost guaranteed and there is a lot of room for uniqueness.
I wonder about user created levels. I would say that additional DLC content packs is a given.
I can't imagine any type of connectivity between the two games that would be of any interest to me as a gamer. I play the 3DS game come this august and then the Wii U game come this November. If there is any connectivity between those two games, I just don't see me going, OMFG, Nintendo is the shitz!
There will not be a level creator because Nintendo have expressed interest in selling DLC levels, which they couldn't do if you could just make any level they wanted to sell. I think the feature will be for something like StreetPass or replay videos.
Agreed. I could imagine them doing something like Nintendo Video, where there's a featured level of the week or something, but I highly doubt we'll see any user-created content that could get in the way of Mario DLC.