Wednesday, 6 June 2012

E3 2012: New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)

Originally posted on Vooks on 6 June 2012 | Written by:

As expected, Nintendo announced a Mario game as a Launch title for the Wii U. It's not a new stand-alone adventure, unfortunately (but I guess a Mario Galaxy sequel was hoping for too much), but I'm still jazzed to get my hands on New Super Mario Bros. U and feast my eyes on the gorgeous HD Graphics.

Check out's take on the game after the jump where there's also heaps of images and the official Nintendo blurb.

Nintendo has officially announced New Super Mario Bros. U for the Wii U at their 2012 E3 press conference. Surprisingly it turned out to be one of the high points of the show as well.

If you’ve experienced the previous NSMB titles on the Wii or DS, then you should know exactly what to expect from this new entry in the series, designed ground-up for the Wii U and its GamePad controller.
The title plays like its predecessors, but includes unique gameplay involving the Wii U GamePad.
The player in control of the Wii U GamePad will be able to jump in on action at any time and provide the other players in the game with extra assistance. This GamePad support is being referred to as ‘Boost Mode’ and will also enable interaction and manipulation of enemies, and attempts at cooperative speed runs to become a reality.

Those in control of the Wii U GamePad will also be able to switch screens whenever they like, as previously shown in the Wii U launch trailer.

Lastly, with the assistance of the Nintendo Network and MiiUniverse, NSMB. U players will be able to read other players comments and accomplishments, and also leave their own feedback for others to read.

The official E3 Trailer:

Images and screenshots:

The Official Nintendo spiel:

All New Ways to Play and Share Your Mario Fun

New Super Mario Bros. U is a new, side-scrolling adventure featuring Mario, Luigi, Toad … and your Mii character! Now's your chance to step inside the Mushroom Kingdom and explore new worlds, new power-ups and new ways to play.


Swoop through levels and cling to walls when Mario transforms into Flying Squirrel Mario, or gently float through the air while hanging onto Tiny Balloon Yoshi.
The Wii U GamePad controller offers a new way to play multiplayer in this game. An extra player can jump into the action using the new Boost mode, creating platforms out of thin air to help others navigate tricky stages or access hidden or hard-to-reach items.
Boost mode also makes cooperative speed runs possible for the first time. Use the GamePad to interact with and manipulate enemies and objects in real time, allowing for new ways to find the fastest routes through each level.
Play on the big screen or the small screen. Switch game play from the TV to the GamePad at any time to continue playing even when others are using the TV.
Experience Mario together like never before with Miiverse. See other players' comments and accomplishments while you play and leave your own feedback for others to see when connected to the Nintendo Network.