Super Mario 3D World announced for Wii U

Will be released on Wii U in December.

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Nintendo has announced Super Mario 3D World as part of its latest Nintendo Direct.

The new Wii U game, being developed by the same studio that developed Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel for the Wii, will allow for four-player co-op in a 3D Mario world.

Mario, Toad, Luigi, and Princess Peach were shown, with Nintendo emphasising differences between the characters: Toad is slightly faster than everyone else, for instance.

A new power-up was also shown: Cat Mario, which allowed Mario to climb walls and scratch enemies.

Super Mario 3D World will be released for the Wii U in December, Nintendo says.

Discussion

157 comments
malachi_27
malachi_27

I'm honestly taken aback by this.  I was hoping for something more along the lines of Galaxy.  This is a direct build off of 3D Land, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.  Keeping my fingers crossed for another Galaxy-esque epic on Wii U.

simomate
simomate

I'm ecstatic! For me, Mario 3D land was the best in the series and the most Mario-like 3D Mario Platformer I'd ever played. People disliked it as it ventured completely away from non-linearity but honestly, why does MARIO need non-linearity. 3D Land was amazing because it was just pure platform goodness... just like  a Mario game ought to be. I love the co-op option and the fact you can play as Luigi, Toad and Peach.

nccpeter
nccpeter

I'm a little disappointed. Mario land was essentially a 2d game with minor 3d elements. This is not what I want as a follow up to the galaxy games.

hey_dan
hey_dan

I still feeling it like New Super Mario (2D) I dont feel it like Mario 64 or Sunshine or even the galaxy, it still have a lot of 2d action, I dont see bast lands where yo can do alot of things, I dont like it

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Looks like the same game as Mario 3D Land on my 3DS.....which IS NOT a bad thing.  One more game to get when I finally get a WiiU.

leandrro
leandrro

thats what i wanted in 2005 nintendo

the_big_doggg
the_big_doggg

The graphics look the same as the Wii so what is the point of the WiiU?

Kiaininja
Kiaininja

Finally a Mario game for hardcore gamers ;)

MGSKojima
MGSKojima

I would rather have another galaxy, and a cat mario? come on....

Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

Enjoyed Land, World looks like it's going to be great. I must be the only person who loves the Super Mario 3D series.  

MikeDrawsALot
MikeDrawsALot

Very happy to see Peach as a playable character. The cat thing though, that... That confuses me...

samus_my_life
samus_my_life

YEAAAAAAH MARIO IS BACK .... can't wait love it

handsomeboy2012
handsomeboy2012

It looks too plain and regular. Can't say its bad but lacks the excitement and action of Galaxy.

Also I don't like the multiplayer aspects, it limits the game's potential. 

WoodenStick
WoodenStick

I'm probably the only one anticipating Shovel Knight! lol

Andrew1073
Andrew1073

Seriously, this game isn't on the 3DS?  I mean, I am going to buy and enjoy it, but...is this a blatant rehash from the 3DS?  I never played the 3DS.

thalazy
thalazy

Bad ass. Loved the 3DS version, this one looks bigger and better. Bring it on.

darkfiercelink
darkfiercelink

seem like nintendo ran out of idea with mario... well not that I care about mario, Zelda ftw!

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Lol this is it? With a bunch of mediocre games to be released next year. Looking real bad for the Wii u

juboner
juboner

new exciting cat mario gameplay because cats can scratch better than racoons

monson21502
monson21502

soon as it drops to 199 ill buy a wii u... think im gonna wait till next year for xbox one then the year after that for ps4

Random_Matt
Random_Matt

Nintendo is dead, generally nothing till next year.

corrus
corrus

LOLOLOL Nintendo are really awesome Microsoft and Sony are nothing compared to Nintendo only their games can have such awesome graphic storyline and gameplay

juboner
juboner

is this a 3ds remake with 4 player or a new game

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

It's like, if one game is out for handhelds, Nintendo will bring that game to consoles and if one is on consoles, they will bring it to handhelds. Just this back and forth of the same games.

superbuuman
superbuuman

what a let down..they just took 3DS Super Mario 3DLand & put it on Wii U,..wow so can play with more players & new cat suit...lame. First lazy attempt on 2d mario ..now lazy attempt with 3d mario. From Galaxy to this?

naji2014
naji2014

Those games look to be fun, but I own the 3DS so to me, it feels like it is just the same games on HD TV screen. I totally did not expect this. I miss you sunshine :( I am so sorry Nintendo I was your #1 fan, But I am skipping U!


Elem187
Elem187

@leandrro Self entitled gamers, yeah, Nintendo should try to please the people who cannot be pleased.

Not enough guns in it? Call of Mario pew pew pew was cancelled.

Elem187
Elem187

@the_big_doggg need to get your eyes checked... the textures look great.

What do you expect out of cartoon characters? Hyper photo-realism? It smokes Little Big Planet series easily in visuals.

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

@MikeDrawsALot How does that confuse you? It's a power up just like Raccoon Mario or Penguin Mario 

Elem187
Elem187

@handsomeboy2012 And how do we know that from just a video?  I'll wait for the full version to form an opinion.. But its mind blowing because 1 its multiplayer. first multiplayer 3D mario game. First online Mario game.

Everything looks crisp, 60fps, lighting looks great, I dunno I'm digging it.... as long as they put in enough levels, and make them creative enough I'm sure it will score 9/10.

MrMisanthrope
MrMisanthrope

@Andrew1073 Different game, similar names -- the 3DS game is 3D LAND; this is WORLD. I thought the same thing as you, at first.

Random_Matt
Random_Matt

@b74kd3th Great time for Sega to create a new console, Sony have no competition, there is no better time.

Elem187
Elem187

@monson21502 Your actually thinking of getting xBoned?

The idea that Microsoft is going to require you to connect to internet so often, and also just now being named as part of the US governments PRISM program, I don't trust this government, nor microsoft... kinect always connected? And then creating a fee for used games? terrible system... I'll stick with PC/Wii U, and look into the PS4 at the end of the generation... 50% slower than PS4, while 100$ more ??? NO thanks.

rivalry2013
rivalry2013

@juboner after watching the gameplay trailer on youtube it looks like a new game but it probably plays similar to the 3ds game

Elem187
Elem187

@superbuuman Incredible... Fans were screaming "We don't want Galaxy 3, we want to explore mushroom kingdom in HD".... Nintendo delivers Mushroom Kingdom in HD, then the complaint is "I thought we were getting Galaxy 3"

I'm convinced Nintendo will never be able to please their self-entitled "fans"

locknuts84
locknuts84

@Elem187 Nintendo should give their customers what they want. That's good business.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Elem187

Indeed, and in 5-10 years, this game will still look beautiful while realistic looking games that look great now will look dated within a couple of years. 

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

@Random_Matt @b74kd3th  

The SegaCD, 32X, Saturn, Nomad, and Dreamcast all sucked. The Dreamcast has little more than pure nostalgia running for it. Sega was a sinking ship in the hardware business and can barely seem to stay afloat where they currently are.

superbuuman
superbuuman

@Elem187 oh hi blind fanboy, & bye blind fanboy...you're a Nintendo shill if you think this cat mario 3dland is on par with Super Mario Galaxy.