Did you enjoy the amazing visuals in Super Mario 3D Land on Nintendo 3DS? Well, Nintendo isn’t done yet. Today, Satoru Iwata announced a new game in the Mario series, titled Super Mario 3D World. This new game is heading to Nintendo Wii U this December, and features a 4-player co-op, letting you play as the same four iconic characters from Super Mario Bros. 2 on NES. The characters include Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad. Each of the four characters have their own unique skill set, and will definitely spice up gameplay. For instance, Toad can run almost twice the speed of the characters, while Peach can glide. There’s even a new suit in the game. The Cat suit allows Mario and friends to scratch enemies and scale walls. You can even scale the pole at the end of each level to get that extra life. As you can see, the devs have put their all into making this the most immersive Mario experience yet on Wii U. Check out the trailer above, and stay tuned form ore info! -Greg Boe
In just one Nintendo Direct broadcast, a whole bunch of great Wii U games were announced, including two new Zelda games, a crossover RPG between Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem, and a brand new Yoshi adventure by the creators of Kirby’s Epic Yarn. At one point, a new Wii U Mario adventure was announced to be under development, and is made by the same dev team that worked on gems such as Super Mario 3D Land (N3DS) and the Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) series. And if you’re wondering, this will be a 3D action game, the kind we all favor.
I’m just going to call it right now; this game will be Super Mario Galaxy 3. Even if the name isn’t right, it will still be a sequel as far as I’m concerned. (Maybe something new, like Super Mario Universe)
The reason behind my suspicions is the fact that the Galaxy series has succeeded greatly with fans, so why not keep it going? There’s not much to go off of so far, since we only know that there’s a new game in development, so we’ll leave it at that until we get more info. -Greg Boe (admin)
Any ideas on what to talk on in our next Speculation article? It can really be about any upcoming title, including this one. We’ll give you the credit for the idea, so comment away!
Apparently someone was scanning Nintendo’s CDN, that’s where Nintendo hosts their eShop titles, and he stumbled upon Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. So if this rumor is true, then That means these two games are coming to the eShop just like New Super Mario Bros 2 did. It seems Nintendo is keeping their promise to deliver digital downloads. Do you like the idea of downloading full games to your 3DS?
As a big fan of the old fan-favorite Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES, I had always wished for an all original Super Mario title that could successfully mix the gameplay styles of both that game and Super Mario Galaxy. I’m very proud to say that Super Mario 3D Land exceeded my lofty expectations and then some. With tons of content, beautiful glasses-free 3D level design, StreetPass functions, and more replay value than any other single-player game available to date on the Nintendo 3DS, we fully recommend this game. If you’ve already played Super Mario 3D Land, share your experiences in the comments! -Greg Boe (admin)
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m feeling pretty confident about the inevitable success of New Super Mario Bros. 2. I mean, we already have an amazing 3D Super Mario adventure on the Nintendo 3DS (Super Mario 3D Land), but on August 19th in North America, we’ll also get a 2D (in glasses-free 3D) game as well. Above is some gameplay footage of the Japanese version of the game, which is looking pretty fantastic if you ask me. What’s even more fantastic is the fact that you’ll be able to purchase the game via retail, or download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop (with all the same content). Who else is excited? -Greg Boe (admin)
Hey readers, it’s Greg Boe here and I’m starting a new series of blogs about my opinions on gaming, my hobbies, and some random nonsense I think up along the way. So far I don’t know how often I’ll write these, but if you guys enjoy this one I’ll consider publishing them on a weekly basis. Today’s topic is on the Nintendo 3DS and how it has spread across the United States and continues to sell very well. If you enjoy this article, leave a comment and I may think about making more! Continue reading for the article! -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)
Sankei News, a respected Japanese newspaper claims to have sighted the source for the loss of finance over the recent periods. They say it is, shockingly, their mascot. Mario is the one who made Nintendo as big as it is today, but could it be that Nintendo has become set in the old ways of relying on characters and certain modes of gameplay to keep their customers? Perhaps, and if this is the case, change is needed. The Tanooki (tanuki) is a perfect example of this. This creature is considered to be absentminded, not noticing the ever-changing world around it. However, this creature resembles the future of Nintendo as well, as the tanuki has the ability to change forms, and Nintendo will surely change it’s style in the near future. What animal could make a better analogy for Nintendo? -Ryan Baxter
Get ready, because Nintendo is on its way to Game Developers Conference 2012! This conference will take place in San Fransisco, California on March 5-9 this year. GDC aims to educate developers on the use of new game development tools, platforms and services helping to drive the industry forward. Nintendo will have two presentations this time around. One will be on the making of Super Mario 3D Land, and the other on the importance of AI in videogames. Nintendo’s booth will be located pretty close to the entrance at the expo, and we’ll be able to let you know how you can watch this event closer to its date. Stay tuned for more info! -Greg Boe (admin)
The 3DS has been around for about 8 months now, but it seems to be more popular than any other system at this time. That statement actually has some backing to it! The 3DS has broken several records for consoles, including most units sold (37.7 million), and many records for the games sold, including Super Mario 3D Land selling 600,000 copies since it’s release in November (last month). This is partially due to the American “Black Friday” shopping sprees, but also greatly due to the product itself. I think it would be accurate to say that Nintendo is happy with the sales of this system, even though they are trying to make all of their products better still, and are trying to get better products into circulation. They truly are a swell bunch! - Ryan Baxter
Today has been a day full of frantically shopping for most of you readers. If you haven’t yet gotten the game(s) you wish to give as gifts or to add to your own collection, I’ve put together a list of all the must-buy Nintendo 3DS games that are currently out in all regions. I’ve written up something about each game, so check out all the must-buy 3DS games after the break! - Greg Boe (admin) (more…)