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During E3 2013, the Nintendo booth was filled with groups of four laughing and yelling their way through Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U. The brand new game coming this winter is from the development team that brought you Super Mario 3D Land, and it adds to the 3DS game's formula by including four-player multiplayer and new suits and abilities. You can learn more about the game by reading Matt Helgeson's hands-on preview from the E3 demo, or by watching the video interview with assistant manager of PR for Nintendo David Young below.
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The big innovation for one of the best best single player games series. Add multiplayer? No thanks. :\
Are we ever going to see Mario and Luigi team up with Wario and Waluigi?
Nintendo and innovation, serious?
Still looks like more of the same.
I was originally sort of bummed they went this route with the new Mario game for Wii U, I was expecting something, IDK, just different than this. The more that I watch of this though, the more I become excited for it. First of all it looks terrific, the colors are vibrant, the shapes are super smooth,and it just pops like only Nintendo knows how to do. Secondly, it's just so fu. While I know that might not come off as a great reason but still it just plays addictively fun. I love the multiplayer aspect and the overall layout of the levels. The levels are open-world-ish yet linear at the same time. What I mean by this is it gives off the sense of this large open landscape but you are ultimately heading towards one central goal. No matter what happens though I can't wait to get my hands on this (and more than what I got to play at Best Buy, it was simply amazing btw).
Well, I guess I'll just give my 2 cents about everything that has been discussed in the comments. I have been a Nintendo fan (not fanboy, even sold my Wii for good in 2008) since the Nintendo 64, given that I was born in 1993. I agree that this game seems more like a classic Mario game than the latest 3D entries in the franchise, but I dont think it's all that bad.
I played and completed both Super Mario Sunshine and Galaxy (and 64, of course). I think Super Mario Sunshine was an excellent game, and a true evolution for the franchise, and so was Galaxy. In my opinion, they played it safe with 3D World, but when I look at it, even when I simply listen to the music, I know that this is a Mario game that I will enjoy. In fact, I dont have a Wii U, but this game and LoZ:WW HD (mostly Mario, given that I completed Wind Waker 100% all those years ago) have convinced me to buy this console.
So I really dont get where all the hate is coming from, since I think most of us will agree that this is going to be a really fun game overall, with probably a ton of secrets that will extend gameplay to the fullest. And I really like the co-op nature of it. Dont get me wrong, like you, I'm still expecting something more in the line with Sunshine or Galaxy in the Wii U lifecycle, but this does'nt dissapoints me at all.
I wish it would have been like 64 or sunshine
It's the first time that I got excited and disappointed at the same time. I was incredibly disappointed that the 3D Mario wasn't the one that I was hoping for, but what they have shown does look great.
I wish I had an ounce of liveliness and the enthusiasm of this guy lol. I have to drink 10 cups of coffee to even act normal anymore lol.
like galaxy meets marios world 2 meets mario 3ds
It is really hard for Nintendo to make a bad platforming game. I can't wait to play this on someone's Wii U.