New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe For Nintendo Switch Announced

Another Mario game is releasing on Switch.

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New Super Mario Bros. U, originally released for the Wii U, is coming to the Switch as New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. During the latest Nintendo Direct, it was confirmed that four people will be able to play together as with the original. A couple of new characters are being made playable for the Switch version, however: Toadette and Nabbit.

Toadette joins the fun with the ability to transform into Peachette and float around stages. In total, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe will have a 164 courses to platform through. This version will also include the New Super Luigi U expansion. The game will be available for Nintendo Switch from January 11, 2019.

New Super Mario Bros. U originally launched for Wii U in 2012 and was received well. "New Super Mario Bros. U is not a game that takes many risks, nor is it definitively the best 2D Mario title, but it's certainly a contender," said GameSpot's Peter Brown.

"It's consistently charming, often challenging, and an excellent illustration of that which makes Mario games so special. Nintendo seemingly recaptured traditional, distilled platforming, but also incorporated a newfound attention to modern gaming trends and expectations. It's a challenging platformer, an excellent recreation of Mario's best moments, and it's the perfect way to kick-off Nintendo's journey into HD."

The game received an 8.5/10. You can find out more about the game and our verdict on it by reading the full New Super Mario Bros. U review. During the Nintendo Direct, a new entry in the Luigi's Mansion was also revealed, though there was precious few details about it. All we know is that "Luigi's Mansion 3" isn't final and that it'll be available for Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Watch the ongoing Nintendo Direct here to see everything Nintendo has in store for Nintendo 3DS and Switch owners. You can also keep an eye on GameSpot to read all the news from the event.

September 2018 Nintendo Direct News

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Professor_Megaman

Well, that's nice and all, but personally I'd rather have Super Mario Maker: Deluxe Edition for the Switch. Then I could just make my own, preferable, NSMB-style levels... as well as SMB, SMB3 and SMW style levels too.

Since they took the Wii U version off their server already, it's only natural to expect a Switch version sooner rather than later.

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Bread_or_Decide

Surprisingly, one of the few Wii U exclusive I never purchased.

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mattsaroni24

Happy with this, but could think of several other Wii U titles I’d like before this one. Hope they keep coming.

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FINALLY! The New Super Mario Bros. series is one of my favorites! If only they could push the release date up, if even only for digital (I normally buy physical)

Now give us the whole series on Switch...

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lordroberts774

They had 6 years since this game came out to develop a new game in the franchise, but instead chose to port a game that many fans deemed too similar to New Super Mario Bros Wii- so much so they made side-by-side comparison videos! Once you see them side-by-side you'll understand why fans didn't swoon to this at launch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttCcda8dPtU

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Sevenizz

Still waiting on 3 games I want before I buy a Switch. And almost my entire WiiU collection isn’t gonna cut it.

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Bread_or_Decide

@Sevenizz: Really, you can't find three games you want that are exclusive to switch? Really? REALLY?

Splatoon 2

Mario Odyssey

Pokemon Let's go Pikachu

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Sevenizz

@Bread_or_Decide: No, I can’t. Mario Odessey would be the only game I’d own. It’s simply not worth a console purchase for one game.

Also, I’d never buy a multiplat on a Switch as I own an Xbox One X. Portability means nothing to me as an adult.

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Bread_or_Decide

@Sevenizz: Funny portable gaming saved my hobby as an adult. As an adult I have more time for portable games than ones stuck to the tv. Especially with gf taking up the tv and one day kids too.

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BarcaAzul

@Sevenizz:

I have the exact same issue

If they offered a cross buy option or upgrade path it would help

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kstaggs87

I find it odd that Super Mario Maker hasn’t made its way to the Switch yet. You’d think by now it would be on there. I loved that game when I had a Wii-U

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Henchman216

@kstaggs87: ditto! I was surprised it wasn't also announced for the Switch. Sure it'll be coming at some point though

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Archangel3371

Awesome. I loved this on the Wii U and will definitely get this version as well.

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sd4138

I’m getting this

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sakaiXx

Yay another fkin ports.

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Doctor_MG

@sakaixx: Why aren't you in the comment sections for any of the games that AREN'T ports then? Like the new game Towns, or Animal Crossing, or Luigi's Mansion 3?

Honestly, seems like you are just fixing to complain.

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sakaiXx

@doctor_mg: Because Gamespot still not release an article about it yet then? its like 10 hours ago dude.

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sd4138

@sakaixx: you don’t have to buy it

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sakaiXx

@sd4138: ikr? Whats the point of me owning a switch in the first place.

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sd4138

@sakaixx: at least there’s a new Luigi’s Mansion and Animal Crossing announced. Those will be fun!

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sakaiXx

@sd4138: eh. Animal crossing is good though

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lordroberts774

@sakaixx: too bad it's real title has been revealed- Amiibo Festival Deluxe!

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sakaiXx

@lordroberts774: Yes finally can use my overpriced dlc yahooooo

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sd4138

@sakaixx: yup

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sakaiXx

@sd4138: too many ports announced though. Usual nintendo