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During this morning's Nintendo Direct E3 broadcast, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata unveiled Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U.
Iwata said the game represents the "next step forward" in the style of Mario game that began with Super Mario 3D Land. It features multiplayer with up to four players, and you can choose to play as Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach.
Taking a cue from Super Mario Bros. 2, each character has unique abilities. Peach can float, for example. Toad can run faster than others. Iwata said the multiplayer mode can be "as cooperative or as competitive as you make it."
A new power-up was revealed as well. Cat Mario can climb walls and scratch enemies with his claws.
Super Mario 3D World is set to release on Wii U this December.
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Awesome! Nintendo is starting to give me excuses to buy a Wii U.
I like that it's just straight up 3D game with nothing out of the ordinary like Galaxy or the Fludd.
OH MY GOD!!! This trailer was beautiful!!!!!!!!!!1
At least it doesn't hove two toads as the other two players like in the New Super Mario Bros. games.
Sweet, I played through the entire game this last weekend and was hoping for a sequel.
Wait is this for 3DS or Wii U? says Wii U in the article but 3DS up top.
Not what I was interested in.
It looks fantastic imo. The new power-up looks stupid, but its functionality is cool. The graphics are beautiful, and the level design looks great! I'll definitely be getting it.
Kinda miss the Galaxy vibe though. After that, I kinda expected them to go bigger.
Kinda nice they finally made the characters diverse again, rather than having a bunch of clones.
Looking forward to this.
This looks incredible!
I mean, Super Mario 3D Land was fun and all, but I was hoping for a new Mario Galaxy instead of a social 3D Land game :/
That's awesome! I can finally see Princess Peach in a catsuit. I wonder what PETA will do now... Oh no! Mario touched a bell and is now wearing a cat!! Let's sue Nintendo!!