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Super Mario 3D World Meows To Wii U This December

By Kevin on Jun 11 2013 04:58 PM
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It's all about the cats! Everyone loves cats, right?

Super Mario 3D World is the latest and greatest installment into the Super Mario series of video games. It was revealed directly after the Pokémon X and Pokemon Y coverage during this morning's Nintendo Direct @ E3 2013.

Many of the gameplay mechanics may seem all too familiar with fans who have played Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. U. Put these two games in a blender on high for about thirty seconds and what you have is an indescribable combination. Top it off with a bit of chocolate syrup and this Super Mario 3D World smoothie tastes pretty fantastic. Its aftertaste leaves an impressionable flavor of what's to come.

Playable characters include Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach. Each of the characters have their own unique abilities which can be used to change and liven the gameplay experience. Luigi has mad vertical skills, Toad can run faster than his counterparts, and Princess Peach has the ability to float, much like she did in the classic NES title Super Mario Bros. 2.

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As with every new Mario installment, new power-ups are introduced. How about one called "Cat Mario?" It's true! One of the special power-ups revealed is Cat Mario, which let's players scratch, pounce, and tumble through baddies. You can even climb walls while you're a cat. Meow! I wonder why it's called "Cat Mario" when the other players have the ability to use it.

Online multiplayer mode won't exist in Super Mario 3D World, but up to four-player local co-op mode is available. One potential special feature noted toward the end of the trailer is that there could be some sort of challenge mode, where players tackle courses in the least amount of time as possible. You can see a small camera icon underneath the time clock/ score in the latter potion of the trailer.

Super Mario 3D World will be released in North America in December of this year.



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Comments: 16

Mario in a cat suit...  awww, cringe!

Game looks really solid, I loved Mario 3-D Land and if it holds up to the bold claim that it's the best of Galaxy and Land then we're in good hands.
So is it 3D like 3D Land for 3DS?

I so wanted to see a full 3D game like SM64.

I like the cat suit thing though (I love cats!)...

View PostTammi, on 11 June 2013 - 06:45 PM, said:

So is it 3D like 3D Land for 3DS?

I thought I explained that pretty well here:

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Many of the gameplay mechanics may seem all too familiar with fans who have played Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. U. Put these two games in a blender on high for about thirty seconds and what you have is an indescribable combination. Top it off with a bit of chocolate syrup and this Super Mario 3D World smoothie tastes pretty fantastic. Its aftertaste leaves an impressionable flavor of what's to come.

...maybe not, though. ;)

View PostKevin, on 11 June 2013 - 06:53 PM, said:

I thought I explained that pretty well here:


...maybe not, though. ;)

Yeah, you did....

Oh, Nintendo! When oh when are you going to make a full 3D game?!
O...M...G

*Rubs eyes* *Pinches herself*

Yep, it's real. That is so awesome, I was worried I might have been dreaming it. I would have never thought to blend my two favorite things together into a game. Mario + Cats.

God bless you, Nintendo!

View PostKevin, on 11 June 2013 - 05:06 PM, said:

It's all about the cats! Everyone loves cats, right?

Well, see that's the thing. I thought that too, but then I remembered alpacas. It makes me wonder, where is Alpaca Mario? When is he going to grace us with his fluffy presence?
Oh my arceus! My friend went on and on about this 'cat suit' and I was like ok let me see...
And I squealed.. he sits and runs like a Kitty! And they make little nyah noises! 2014 is lookin' gooood!
The cat suit is kinda cute ^^ Don't be surprised if you find me meowing while playing :P
that is just.. cute >w<
Yay for multiplayer!!! Wife loved 3D land so she will more than certainly play this with me. And i will more then certainly pick her character up and toss it off a 3D World ledge!!! (Evil laugh)
I was pleasantly surprised by this game. I think it ties together Super Mario 3D Land very well. I am majorly excited to play this title and I welcome "Cat Mario". Lastly, the transparent pipes are a nice touch.
I don't know what all the letdown is about among critics. I love the Mario formula, and I don't want Nintendo to change it. They are staying true to what works and I will buy and enjoy this game just as I have every Mario game in the past. In the future, I would love to see a Super Mario Sunshine sequel on Wii U!
Must get this cool game. I hope it's not short like Super Mario 3D Land. (Because it only took 2 days for me to beat everything. Even the special world.)
I don't know folks, I was a little let down when the big surprise wii u 3D mario reveal was a 3DS rehash plus cat-suit. I`m not super pumped about this one.

View PostAeonHunter, on 05 July 2013 - 09:27 PM, said:

I don't know folks, I was a little let down when the big surprise wii u 3D mario reveal was a 3DS rehash plus cat-suit. I`m not super pumped about this one.
This game features multiplayer. I wished they added ONLINE multiplayer.
It feels like December is never going to get here... Well... Until it does I guess I'll just play Mario Bros. U again... and imagine that everyone is wearing those adorable cat suits...

View PostPastaFriend, on 11 June 2013 - 11:11 PM, said:

Well, see that's the thing. I thought that too, but then I remembered alpacas. It makes me wonder, where is Alpaca Mario? When is he going to grace us with his fluffy presence?

And now I have another adorable image in my head... must doodle... @_@