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?

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Elijah Holt
Greetings Gamnesiacs! I'm Elijah Holt, a Associate Editor coming at you live from beautiful Alabama. My love for gaming started at an early age and has ingrained a love for two different gaming companies in my mind. On one side, my love of the Nintendo 64 and my countless hours spent perfecting the first few levels of Super Mario 64 (I was never good enough to get past those...maybe if they release it for the Wii U eShop someday...) resulted in my love for everything Nintendo; meanwhile, I also owned an original PlayStation, which has resulted in me currently owning a PS3 and PS4 for a few Sony exclusives and third-party titles. I'm a recent graduate of Auburn University, where I majored in Software Engineering. I currently work in DevOps as an Automation Engineer. I look forward to continuing to provide the finest content on the internet to loyal Gamnesia readers like you. Want to contact me? You can always shoot me an email at [email protected]


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