Breathe a sigh of relief, New Super Mario Bros Mii is no more! Nintendo reveal first-ever social Mario game…
Nintendo today revealed that for the first time since the 1996 they will be releasing a console alongside a brand new Mario game! The Mario game in question is New Super Mario Bros U, which features not only small Yoshi balloons, but flying squirrel suits! Hurrah!
The title is also the flagship title for Nintendo’s Miiverse interactions, showing user comments and tips in game from the Miiverse. The game will also give you the ability to share your thoughts during the game, with the rest of the world. Perhaps this new feature could replace the annoying Super Guide system?
New Ways to Play and Share Your Mario Fun
New Super Mario Bros. U is a new, side-scrolling adventure featuring Mario, Luigi, Toad … and your Mii character. Now’s your chance to step inside the Mushroom Kingdom and explore new worlds, new power-ups and new ways to play.
• Swoop through levels and cling to walls when Mario transforms into Flying Squirrel Mario, or gently float through the air while hanging onto Tiny Balloon Yoshi.
• The Wii U GamePad controller offers a new way to play multiplayer in this game. An extra player can jump into the action using the new Boost mode, creating platforms out of thin air to help others navigate tricky stages or access hidden or hard-to-reach items.
• Boost mode also makes cooperative speed runs possible for the first time. Use the GamePad to interact with and manipulate enemies and objects in real time, allowing for new ways to find the fastest routes through each level.
• Play on the big screen or the small screen. Switch game play from the TV to the GamePad at any time to continue playing even when others are using the TV.
• Experience Mario together like never before with Miiverse. See other players’ comments and accomplishments while you play and leave your own feedback for others to see when connected to the Nintendo Network.
Platform: Wii U
Genre: Side-Scrolling Adventure
Players: 1 – 5*
Rating: RP (Rating Pending) –
Release: Holiday 2012
Suggested Retail Price: TBA