Nintendo today announced New Super Mario Bros. Wii, a 2D Mario “flatformer” exclusively for Wii.
Aesthetically similar to New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS, the new Wii iteration features the same 3D characters and environments scrolling in old-school 2D fashion.
Unlike Mario platformers in the past, however, the focus with the New Super Mario Bros. Wii is on multiplayer—up to four players can work their way through the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario, Luigi and Toads were confirmed.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is due to release this holiday season.