Super Mario 3D World announced for Wii U
posted on 06.11.13 at 10:15 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Wii U gets its debut 3D Mario game.

Super Mario 3D World

The first 3D Mario game for Wii U is Super Mario 3D World.

The game will offer four-player co-op and competitive multiplayer using Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach. Each character will have their own unique abilities. Peach, for example, can hover in mid-air, while Toad can run faster than others.

Mario will also have a new power-up: the Cat costume. With this outfit, Mario can climb walls and scratch others with his claws.

Super Mario 3D World will launch for Wii U in December.

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

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  • xMCXx

    Are you shitting me? Is this just more of the same instead of a revolution like Galaxy was?

    • AdamBoy64

      Yes, it’s more in the line of the ‘New Super Mario Bros’ series than anything else. I don’t really see it as a flagship title.

      If you view it that way, it is a big step up for the ‘NSMB’ series – it’s looking pretty good, it’s a big improvement, as opposed to NSMBU which almost just seemed to be new levels on the original.

      • Anime10121

        But they were promoting it as the next “big” 3D title from the Galaxy team. I understand xMCXx’s disappointment, as I feel it too :(

        • Kurisu Makise

          Moving past the disappointment, which I’m also sharing with you, I’m concerned that the setup for this game won’t even work near as well as it’s 3DS counterpart. In 3D Land, the unique angles/perspectives used work because of the 3D. There is no 3D for WiiU, so some of the platforming elements from the perspectives will actually be harder to do, though I noticed the trailer abstained from a few of them.

        • Zero

          Agreed. I made my feelings known in the live stream thread. (Like I have been doing lol.)

      • $18114340

        I can’t help but feel that people expecting a new genre-revolutionizing, platform-defining 3D Mario are setting standards ridiculously high. Mostly I think the disappointment is generated by the fact that Mario games are already released pretty frequently.

  • shiiiiiiiiet

    SM3D land was good for the 3DS, but I am disappoint.

  • AdamBoy64

    It seems like it’s a mix of 2D and 3D, similar to SM3D Land’s style.

    The multiplayer in this looks pretty promising – unique abilities for each character is great.

    • Claude

      Yeah, this is pretty awesome. People have been asking for something like this for ages – it even goes beyond the New SMB series.

      My mom used to destroy SMB2 with Peach back in the day…every time a new Mario is announced, she asks me if Peach is playable. She will be happy about this one.

      This may not be “revolutionary” but that doesn’t mean it won’t be excellent.

      • AdamBoy64

        I think it will be a solid experience – particularly multiplayer.
        And the gameplay will have more to offer than the NSMB titles.

        It is great that the characters are differentiated. I thought in NSMB that having two toads was a bit weak.

        It will be interesting to see what the transition between 2D and 3D environments is like when playing multiplayer.

  • Raoni Marques

    Pretty much the same old same old, but the music is gold!

  • Auragar

    SO not open world? A little disappointing actually, but what you gonna do?

  • Elvick

    What is with the horrible names?

    Disappointed it’s more floating abyss levels, however I’m glad we have multiple characters and Peach is one of them. Some of the levels look very “been there, done that” though. (likely early ones)

    But, if they’re doing that for 3D Mario… why on earth did they use two damn toads for NSMBWU?

    I knew it wouldn’t happen, but I was hoping for a connected world. That’s Mario’s next step to me.

  • AdamBoy64

    Not really digging the Cat power-up.
    Guess Cats are big in Japan.

    I can see how it will add more possibilities to gameplay though.

  • DarthNemesis

    Nintendo seems hell bent on making their games a s low tech as possible. I am really looking for a reason to purchase a WiiU, but 2D games and cheaply designed games won’t cut it.