Mario and friends have a few new tricks up their sleeves, and they're going to need them. Nintendo revealed new information about Super Mario 3D World, including a new cherry powerup, and loads more.

We spied a ton of new gimmicks, enemies, and other tidbits during a gameplay video shown during Nintendo's latest Nintendo Direct.

Piranha plants popped up several times during the clip. In one underground section, players have to slink past the plant's spiny vines without getting poked. Another has players popping a dozing plant in the face to knock it backward, which grants them the space to move past. One of the coolest moments involving the snappy-faced creatures involved a tiny potted version, which could be picked up and held, and then used as an offensive item against anyone foolish enough not to get the heck out of the way.

Sporting equipment is another repeated theme, with shots of baseballs and soccer balls being tossed and kicked at enemies. Considering it's a Super Mario World game, that shouldn't be too surprising. You all remember Chargin' Chuck, right?

Some of the other items on display included a cherry, which splits Mario (or his friends) into smaller duplicates. Players them control them simultaneously. Even better, it builds off existing powerups, so if you picked up a fire flower before grabbing a cherry, both of your characters will be able to sling fireballs. We also spotted a canoe-like vehicle skidding on the snow, a red-ball-firing skull block, and a coin block that leaves trails of cash. Characters activate the latter two items by wearing them over their bodies, and you can see their little feet working beneath. Mario also appears to have picked up some stealth tricks from Solid Snake, hiding under the coin box amid a group of unsuspecting goombas.

The game looks great, and Nintendo is jazzing up the presentation in some surprising ways. One level is shot in silhouette, and the effect is striking.

For more information on Super Mario 3D World, check out our earlier preview on the game. Look for Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U on November 22.