Super Mario 3D World releasing in 2013



As promised the next ‘3D Mario’ was announced during Nintendo’s E3 Direct. The aptly named ‘Super Mario 3D Word’ continues on from the 3DS title ‘Super Mario 3D Land’ into HD on the Wii U.


For the first time ever in a 3D Mario game, you can now play with your friends – all in main roles (who could of predicted?). Up to 4 players can play at any one time, and from the footage shown so far. Each character will handle differently unlike in the New Super Mario series. The Playable characters are Mario, Luigi, Toad and Peach. You can also choose any character in 1 player.

Super_Mario_3D_Word_2A new ability was also shown off, the new cat power, again like 3D Land the new power takes a prominent place on the logo itself. Cat Mario (or Cat Peach, Cat Luigi, Cat Toad) can run up walls and poles, introducing some new gameplay and level design features.

Best of all we will be playing Super Mario 3D World this year, are you excited for the next 3D Mario? who’s your favorite character and will you be playing solo or in a group?


Lewis Pugh is a game developer at Leuvsion ( for mobile platforms, born and bred on Nintendo gaming. Being a developer gives Lewis a unique perspective on Nintendo news, especially relating to the eShop and Nintendo Network. Today he plays Wii U and 3DS enjoying their distinctive gameplay offerings. Looking into what the future holds for Nintendo is always tricky, even with its established heritage, but that’s exactly what makes it so fun. NNID: Leuvsion