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New 3D Mario Title Headed To Wii U This October

By Kevin on May 03 2013 08:58 AM
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Is Nintendo secretly working on a new Mario Galaxy installment for Wii U?

Fan or not, it's a no-brainer that Nintendo have failed to meet their anticipated Wii U sales. In fact, they've sold roughly 2 million consoles less than originally forecast. It's OK though. As we all know, Nintendo is like a magician in the night: always conjuring up new ideas and market strategies to re-coup and drive sales.

Recent executive-level talks with retailers have restored and revitalized their hopes. The good word on the street is that Nintendo will attempt to catapult Wii U sales by releasing a brand new 3D Mario title, expected to release no later than October 2013.

According to a recent article published by ComputerAndVideoGames (CVG), "Discussions with retail chains at executive level paint Nintendo's 2013 release strategy as extensive, with the headline draw being a new 3D Mario game released on Wii U by October." CVG also reports that "Nintendo is preparing a significant global Wii U marketing campaign."

It appears as though Nintendo is desperately trying to turn things around for the Wii U, as they should. You can expect to see gameplay footage of the all-new 3D Mario title for Wii U on the showroom floor of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), as well as a playable demo of the new Mario Kart for Wii U.

What are your thoughts?

Source: CVG


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I played Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii and I enjoyed it. I am sad to admit that I have not played Super Mario Galaxy 2 but I hear nothing but good things about it. If this game is based on the standards that those games have set than it will be amazing and well worth the wait. I will say that I would like a game "similar" to Mario Galaxy but not in the same story arc.
Galaxy looked and played great on wii w/o the HD. I can only inagine how amazing it's going to be on the Wii U!
Happy for a Mario Galaxy game.  I really hope Nintendo can elevate this console above it's current position.  I haven't really been impressed with it as of lately, and it's only going to get worse with the release of competing consoles.

View Postquijas31, on 03 May 2013 - 12:22 PM, said:

Happy for a Mario Galaxy game.  I really hope Nintendo can elevate this console above it's current position.  I haven't really been impressed with it as of lately, and it's only going to get worse with the release of competing consoles.

Do you really think this will be another Galaxy game? Don't you think it would be better to re-invent the 3D Mario game/story for the Wii U?
Calling it now: Super Mario Sunshine U
Oh, I SOOOOOO hope it's a brand new 3D game! Another Super Mario 64-type game would be soooooooo awesome!!!!

Please, Nintendo?!?!?

View Postaquizero, on 03 May 2013 - 03:09 PM, said:

Do you really think this will be another Galaxy game? Don't you think it would be better to re-invent the 3D Mario game/story for the Wii U?

I have no idea what it will be, but I would be ok with another Galaxy game.  It would be wonderful if they change it up completely and went another direction "successfully" as well.  I'll take either one right now.

Kevin, on 03 May 2013 - 04:51 PM, said:

Calling it now: Super Mario Sunshine U

I want Super Mario Sunshine 3D. I'll call Super Mario "U"niverse.
You know what I would love? Forget a new installment of super mario galaxy, definitely not sunshine either. If they`re going to create a new hd mario based off of an older installment, let it be a big beautiful wii u Super Mario RPG. that game was great.
I just couldn't get into the Super Mario Galaxy series. I bought part one with New Super Mario Bros at Target because they had a deal where you got both games for $75. Super Mario Galaxy just didn't interest me.

But, I would like to see Super Mario Sunshine U.