Super Mario 3D World has “tons” of fresh power-ups
posted on 10.01.13 at 10:03 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Become a cat or duplicate yourself in latest gameplay trailer.

Super Mario 3D World will have “tons” of fresh power ups when it launches on November 22 in North America and November 29 in Europe, Nintendo revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast.

In addition to the previously revealed Cat transformation, Nintendo showed off cherries that allow players to duplicate their characters.

Four characters—Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad—are playable in single and multi-player. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata promises the game will take “full advantage” of each characters’ unique abilities as you jump through its signature 3D environments.

Nintendo also showcased Mario and Luigi-themed Wii remotes, which will launch on November 1 in North America and November 8 in Europe for $39.99 each.

Watch a new gameplay trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

Save $3 with the coupon code "GEMATSU"
  • Calvin Chikelue

    This game looks juicy

  • SuperLuigi

    That cherry powerup is going to be insane in multiplayer!

  • fixmanfoxman

    when they reveled this game I was disappointed , but now I’m so damn excited !!!

  • kuusou yume

    This will be a big seller for families

  • McPoo

    Are the power ups all that really separate these Mario games? That’s what it feels like to me, sometimes.

    • Invisbin

      That’s how I feel. With the majority of the games feeling like packaged dlc expansions, I haven’t seen anything really “New” worthy of purchasing another Mario game.

    • Heisst

      It feels really bad when people misunderstand things and go off article’s titles rather than their content, gaming sites are infamous for that.

      • McPoo

        It’s just something I’ve felt about for the last few Mario games. I was on Miiverse the other day and I said how dull NSMB U was, and how similar to the other 2D Mario games it felt, and some guy came in ranting and raving how it was completely different. When asked how, his response consisted entirely of listing the different power ups available.

        As Invisibin said below, I too haven’t really seen anything ‘new’ that makes me think ‘ooh I gotta have that new Mario game’. All I seem to think is that it looks like more of the same, only in this one he’s a frog, or a raccoon, or a cat, or whatever wacky animal he’ll be next.

        • Heisst

          You can’t be really comparing shovelware-tier, S&D4-made NSMBU compared to an actual Galaxy-team-made 3D World, the trailer alone shows more creativity than anything in prior 3D Mario games because the levels aren’t empty half the time like it used to be.

          • McPoo

            It all feels the same to me.

            • Cyberguy64

              Sorry, but what you feel can be dead wrong.

  • AdamBoy64

    Man, it’s looking fantastic.
    Looks like it’ll be such a solid game.