The lights are on
Gaming's most famous face has graced our cover on a few occasions, but it's been 16 years since our cover story has focused on one of his adventures. We recently had the chance to visit Nintendo of America to play New Super Mario Bros. U, but that's not all we did at the studio. In addition to our ten-page Mario cover story (featuring an interview with legendary designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka), we also have an extensive feature that will prepare you for the impending launch of the Wii U.
We'll also have plenty of non-Nintendo news, including features on Halo 4's Prometheans and the first three hours of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. To kick off the holiday review season, you can also read our thoughts on one of the year's biggest releases, Borderlands 2. Can Gearbox's massive sequel live up to the original? Find out in our October issue, which should be hitting print subscribers near September 10th and digital PC/Mac subscribers on September 11th.
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Anyone know if the Android tablet edition works on the Kindle Fire? Debating getting the new HD version
This cover looks so good!
Snore. I'm so sick of Mario games at this point. Still, looking forward to the Xcom article and seeing what Borderlands 2 got, and I'm sure there will be a lot of other great stuff.
This is a really good looking cover!
Very colorful and bright cover. I dig it!
Does a Mario game ever get old? I can still play the NES era games with as much gusto as I had back as a kid. Looking forward to the coverage.
I hope that this Mario has more personality than the last couple. The NSMB series just feels... meh, you know what I mean? They're good, fun games, but they're meh.
Wow, 16 years, eh? Though I'm not yet sold on the Wii U or Mario's first foray onto the system, I look forward to seeing/reading more about it.
Koopa looks like he's doing the Carlton.
Who designs the covers for GI? They always manage to come out with some great looking ones
I'm exited to read the BL2 review!
Man, it's been a while since any Nintendo game has been the cover story for GI (I think the last one was Zelda: Skyward Sword, but I'm not positive). As for Mario Wii U, it looks to be an awful lot like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, so I don't know about checking out this particular Mario title. Not for a while anyway, there's a lot of other upcoming games that take priority.
Great job on the cover again, GI! I am really digging it and puts me in an optimistic mood :)
So, we're going to learn about the billionth iteration of worlds 1-9 than?
OH MY GOD!
I loved the Galaxy series and 3D Land but I tried playing New Super Mario Bros Wii again recently and that game is not great. The new ideas are spread paper-thin and the controls feel very slow and floaty. The only fun aspect of the New Bros series is griefing your friends.
Awesome cover GI.
Very cool. I was not expecting a Mario game to be on the cover.
Not what I was expecting. I hope 1313 gets a cover someday.....