A recent video by Nintendo Minute gives us a look at some of the gameplay in the upcoming Wii U game Super Mario 3D World. This video shows us some of the new power-ups and levels that we will be seeing in the game.

As many of you already know, Super Mario 3D World will be taking advantage of the multiplayer aspects of the Wii U by allowing up to four people to play together at one time. Also, widening the roster of playable characters with their own unique abilities will allow gamers to play to their specialties. Personally, I’ve played as Peach whenever she’s available for as long as I can remember.

An ability that’s being introduced is the means to duplicate your character with a power-up accessible by collecting cherries. Each time you receive this power-up your character will have another clone tagged onto your team. This is especially useful when facing multiple enemies. Some tasks in the game, like getting certain stars, require this power-up to complete.

A popular power-up that will be returning is the Fire Flower. The fireballs that you propel from your fists can ricochet off walls and take out multiple enemies.

Similar to previous Mario games, extra power ups that you receive can be stored in the left hand corner of the screen and used later.

The cooperative gameplay allows for friends and family to play together without the friendship-ending, cutthroat style of gameplay that the Mario Party games excel at. Even when playing cooperatively, however, the game still tallies up the amount of points each player receives throughout the level and declares a winner at the end. The winner receives a crown that they can wear during the play through of the following level.

The video also showcases a couple of the levels in the new game, one of which plays heavily on the shadows of the players, objects, and enemies. There is a section of this level in which everything appears only as shadows, giving a creepy and dark feel to the game. Check out the video for a more detailed look at this level, as well as another one they play through.

The game is being developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo, which was also responsible for the Super Mario Galaxy games and Super Mario 3D Land.

Super Mario 3D World will be released on November 22. Is this a game you’ll be interested in adding to your Wii U collection, or are you going to pass on it? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Source: Nintendo Minute

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I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, and though throughout my college career I was forced to write hard news stories about local issues and interview people like police officers and local politicians, I've always wanted to get into video game writing. Whenever I had an open assignment to do for a class I focused it on video games. The majority of the news I consume is about the gaming world, whether it's from G4, IGN, Gamnesia, Zelda Informer, or from my friends on facebook, nothing gets me more excited than the developments taking place everyday in the world of gaming. Now I don't only get to play the games, I get to write about them. And that is pretty awesome.

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