New Super Mario Bros. U details, E3 media

Wii U Gamepad adds new "Boost" mode.

June 5, 2012 / 08:38 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Nintendo has detailed New Super Mario Bros. U following its E3 reveal this morning.

The game, a “new, side-scrolling adventure” featuring Mario, Luigi, Toad, and your own personal Mii character, re-enters the Mushroom Kingdom to explore new worlds, obtain new power-ups, and play Mario in new ways.

The game’s feature list includes:

  • 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.

View the first set of screenshots at the gallery. Watch the debut trailer below.

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  • KingOptimus111

    Milk

  • AdamBoy64

    Perhaps I’m alone on this.
    Having two seperate ‘New Super Mario Bros’ games is probably better for us, the gamers.

    But I feel like.. they could have just made a ‘New Super Mario Bros 2′, and put it on 3DS and Wii U. There could be seperate features for each of the editions (like the Wii U Gamepad use), and they could show off cross platform play.

    I’d far prefer to have one well-refined Mario game, with a lot of time and effort put into it, then two smaller Mario games.

    In saying that, this ‘Mario Bros U’ will probably come out 4-6 months after the 3DS version.

  • DarthNemesis

    This is no surprise,Nintendo is so predictable.