E3 2013: Super Mario 3D World Announced

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

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Super Mario 3D World | oprainfall

During this morning’s Nintendo Direct at E3, Satoru Iwata revealed a trailer along with some brand new information for the next 3D outing in the Super Mario franchise. Entitled Super Mario 3D World, the game is supposed to represent the next style for action Mario games introduced in Super Mario 3D Land. The game will be released exclusively on the Wii U.

Here’s the trailer below:

Super Mario 3D World looks and plays a lot like its 3DS predecessor, with the exception of having shinier visuals and some unique twists. The game incorporates both 3D and 2D sidescrolling movements, as well as some unique level designs. There are new powers like the Cat Power-up, which allows Mario to climb up walls and attack enemies with his claws, and the POW Bombs from earlier titles sees a return. There is also a multiplayer mode for both co-operative and competitive play a la New Super Mario Bros.; up to 4 players can play as Mario, Luigi, Toad and Peach.

There are some Wii U GamePad mechanics, like touching the screen to find hidden objects, as well as stunning enemies — a returning aspect last seen in New Super Mario U. Somewhere in the trailer, we can also see that small stages can be rotated to reveal visible areas.

A solid release date has not been confirmed, but assuredly we will learn more about this game during E3. Please stay tuned.

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