UPDATED… AGAIN: There are now a slew of images below!
UPDATED: The trailer can now be viewed beyond the jump!
At their Nintendo Direct today, Nintendo announced Super Mario 3D World, the first 3D Mario game for Wii U. The game looks very similar to Super Mario 3D Land and seems to combine 2D and 3D elements. Players can use the GamePad’s touchscreen to influence the world around them, including puzzles and enemies.
There are four playable characters in the game: Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, and, for the first time in a 3D Mario game, Princess Peach. Yes, Peach is playable! In addition, each character has unique abilities. Luigi can jump higher, Toad can run faster, and Peach can float for a limited amount of time.
Additionally, a new power-up has been announced: Cat Mario. Cat Mario will be able to climb walls and scratch enemies with his claws; visually, it is similar to the cat suit from Wii Music.
Super Mario 3D World is coming in December; are you pumped?