Nintendo Has a Mario Game In the Works for the Wii U, Will Show it at E3 [UPDATED]

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Posted by Alex (2021 posts) -

UPDATE: Various sources are reporting that Nintendo has confirmed that the upcoming Wii U Mario game is based on the New Super Mario Bros.-like tech demo the company showed last year. To be honest with you, I don't remember much about that demo beyond the fact that it was sort of like NSMB and it had Miis in it. I was too busy playing Chase Mii. Now where the hell is that game?

I saw this and it scarred me. The only way to fix what broke inside me was to scar everyone else I could. You're welcome, and I'm sorry.

If I were to tell you that Nintendo plans to bring a new Super Mario Bros. game out for its upcoming Wii U console, would that honestly surprise you at all? Maybe the timing would, given that there hasn't been a real Mario game as a launch title for a Nintendo platform since Mario 64 (no, Super Mario 64 DS doesn't count). But beyond that, can you actually say you're shocked to hear of more Mario coming to more Nintendo consoles? No, I didn't think so.

With that in mind, I suppose I don't need to tell you to sit down before explaining that yes, Nintendo really does have a new Mario game in the works. Speaking to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Mario overseer Shigeru Miyamoto evidently let slip news of the game's existence while rattling off the myriad other projects at Nintendo he's currently dabbling in, which also include a new Pikmin for the Wii U and Luigi's Mansion 2 for the 3DS.

One weird thing about the announcement is that it wasn't really an announcement. The mention of the Mario game in the newspaper report isn't even from a direct quote from Miyamoto, which gives one the impression that he just kind of mentioned it off-handedly. Normally this would be enough reason to just ignore such a story, but then Nintendo went and did something actually surprising, and confirmed the game's existence in a brief statement.

In a recent interview, Mr. Miyamoto confirmed that a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U system will be shown at this year's E3 Expo," a Nintendo spokesperson said. "We'll have more to announce about our plans for the E3 Expo at a later date.

So, there you have it. There is totally a new Mario game coming to the Wii U. Of course, the question remains as to whether this is something that might have evolved out of the New Super Mario Bros.-esque tech demo that debuted at E3 last year, or something more designed to build off of the 3D progression seen in the Super Mario Galaxy series. We also don't know if this has anything to do with the surrounding the supposed Super Mario Bros. 4 title that Nintendo recently registered domains for.

Perhaps we'll find out all of the above at E3. Hey, I certainly wouldn't complain about a new Mario game, NSMB style or otherwise. Though if it does turn out to be Super Mario Bros. 4, it had better answer all my unresolved questions leftover from Super Mario Bros. 3. I've been waiting 20 years for them to sort out all the weird species identity issues Mario had in that game. And don't you try and tell me dressing him up in all those suits was just a colorful way to give him new abilities. There was a painfully obvious self-loathing there that read even in the face of an 8-bit sprite. It's long past time for closure, Nintendo.

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#1 Posted by Alex (2021 posts) -

UPDATE: Various sources are reporting that Nintendo has confirmed that the upcoming Wii U Mario game is based on the New Super Mario Bros.-like tech demo the company showed last year. To be honest with you, I don't remember much about that demo beyond the fact that it was sort of like NSMB and it had Miis in it. I was too busy playing Chase Mii. Now where the hell is that game?

I saw this and it scarred me. The only way to fix what broke inside me was to scar everyone else I could. You're welcome, and I'm sorry.

If I were to tell you that Nintendo plans to bring a new Super Mario Bros. game out for its upcoming Wii U console, would that honestly surprise you at all? Maybe the timing would, given that there hasn't been a real Mario game as a launch title for a Nintendo platform since Mario 64 (no, Super Mario 64 DS doesn't count). But beyond that, can you actually say you're shocked to hear of more Mario coming to more Nintendo consoles? No, I didn't think so.

With that in mind, I suppose I don't need to tell you to sit down before explaining that yes, Nintendo really does have a new Mario game in the works. Speaking to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Mario overseer Shigeru Miyamoto evidently let slip news of the game's existence while rattling off the myriad other projects at Nintendo he's currently dabbling in, which also include a new Pikmin for the Wii U and Luigi's Mansion 2 for the 3DS.

One weird thing about the announcement is that it wasn't really an announcement. The mention of the Mario game in the newspaper report isn't even from a direct quote from Miyamoto, which gives one the impression that he just kind of mentioned it off-handedly. Normally this would be enough reason to just ignore such a story, but then Nintendo went and did something actually surprising, and confirmed the game's existence in a brief statement.

In a recent interview, Mr. Miyamoto confirmed that a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U system will be shown at this year's E3 Expo," a Nintendo spokesperson said. "We'll have more to announce about our plans for the E3 Expo at a later date.

So, there you have it. There is totally a new Mario game coming to the Wii U. Of course, the question remains as to whether this is something that might have evolved out of the New Super Mario Bros.-esque tech demo that debuted at E3 last year, or something more designed to build off of the 3D progression seen in the Super Mario Galaxy series. We also don't know if this has anything to do with the surrounding the supposed Super Mario Bros. 4 title that Nintendo recently registered domains for.

Perhaps we'll find out all of the above at E3. Hey, I certainly wouldn't complain about a new Mario game, NSMB style or otherwise. Though if it does turn out to be Super Mario Bros. 4, it had better answer all my unresolved questions leftover from Super Mario Bros. 3. I've been waiting 20 years for them to sort out all the weird species identity issues Mario had in that game. And don't you try and tell me dressing him up in all those suits was just a colorful way to give him new abilities. There was a painfully obvious self-loathing there that read even in the face of an 8-bit sprite. It's long past time for closure, Nintendo.

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#2 Posted by Goldanas (546 posts) -

WHAT A SHOCKER

#3 Posted by spiceninja (3056 posts) -

What a surprise!

#4 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

wait I thought it was tanooki mario, not bear mario

#5 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

@Animasta said:

wait I thought it was tanooki mario, not bear mario

WTF is a bear mario?

#6 Posted by Goldanas (546 posts) -

@sionweeks said:

FIRST

Something you should know: You can't get the achievement if you just post any variation on "FIRST".

Sort of the teams way of encouraging thoughtful posting (even though most people just post random letters and edit it later).

I also apologize for nabbing that first entry from you when I already have the achievement.

#7 Posted by DeviTiffany (425 posts) -

I just want a Super Mario game set in the creepy dystopian Mushroom Kingdom from the movie.

#8 Posted by Winternet (8012 posts) -

Mario all up your Wii U. Haw fuck, I'm starting to think about E3 and we're still in April.

#9 Posted by bighat_logan (182 posts) -

I'm actually sorry to say I don't give a shit.

#10 Posted by JeanLuc (3577 posts) -

Ok that's one game the Wii U has going for it. Going to need more Nintendo.

#11 Posted by sirdesmond (1234 posts) -

Oh my gosh, this is the shocker of the century.

#12 Posted by Phatmac (5724 posts) -

NO WAY!?!?!?!?!?!!? NEXT YOU'LL TELL ME THAT THEY'LL MAKE A ZELDA GAME FOR THE WII U!!!!

#13 Posted by Milkman (16618 posts) -

"It's like the whole world's gone higgeldy-piggeldy!"

 
God bless you, Alex. 
#14 Posted by BeachThunder (11799 posts) -

While they're at it, they may as well also confirm announcements of new Mario games at E3 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, etc...

#15 Posted by probablytuna (3600 posts) -

The face looks like Ryan....

#16 Posted by Jumbs (243 posts) -

It is kind of surprising, only because nintendo launch games have been pretty shitty for every platform since the n64.

(Wii sports does not count!)

#17 Edited by awadnin (275 posts) -

Mario at E3 2012, It will be megaton.

#18 Posted by kollay (1928 posts) -

Breaking.

More at 11!

#19 Posted by UltorOscariot (171 posts) -

Given the absurd number of copies New Super Mario Bros Wii sold, we may not see a 3D Mario title for a couple years.

#20 Posted by Suicrat (3764 posts) -

HOLY SHIT THERE'S A NEW PIKMIN GAME COMING OUT?!!!! WHY ISN'T THAT MAKING HEADLINES?!!!!

#21 Posted by Rodin (167 posts) -

Man Italian Ryan sure looks like normal Ryan, wait

#22 Posted by shway (176 posts) -

OMG WOW I ...Dont...believe ..it....oh wait ...

#23 Posted by MeatSim (10817 posts) -

Normally I would say "well no shit" but Alex made this worth reading.

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#24 Edited by TyrellOCP (334 posts) -

Best bit of this story: NEW PIKMIN

I'm am well up for more of that shit.

#25 Posted by clintlandon (62 posts) -

I had lost all interest in the Wii U, but if they're releasing a real Mario game at launch... Ya got me, Nintendo. Ya got me...

#26 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2089 posts) -

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW SHIT, SAY WHAT!?

#27 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

@Suicrat said:

HOLY SHIT THERE'S A NEW PIKMIN GAME COMING OUT?!!!! WHY ISN'T THAT MAKING HEADLINES?!!!!

BECAUSE YOU CAN'T BE SARCASTIC AND WITTY ABOUT IT'S EXISTENCE, IT'S JUST REALLY AWESOME NEWS!!!

#28 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

I clicked on this article not for Super Mario, but to see who wrote "Higgeldy-Piggeldy".

#29 Edited by Rolyatkcinmai (2684 posts) -

@Rodin said:

Man Italian Ryan sure looks like normal Ryan, wait

@probablytuna said:

The face looks like Ryan....

What face?

#30 Posted by Shaanyboi (1281 posts) -

@Suicrat said:

HOLY SHIT THERE'S A NEW PIKMIN GAME COMING OUT?!!!! WHY ISN'T THAT MAKING HEADLINES?!!!!

It's been announced before. That's why.

#31 Posted by Jayzilla (2558 posts) -

Alex doing what he does best, making by day brighter.

#32 Posted by Hobosunday (41 posts) -

@Suicrat said:

HOLY SHIT THERE'S A NEW PIKMIN GAME COMING OUT?!!!! WHY ISN'T THAT MAKING HEADLINES?!!!!

^This! I have been wanting a new Pikmin game for years now.

#33 Posted by DeF (4848 posts) -

@Hobosunday said:

@Suicrat said:

HOLY SHIT THERE'S A NEW PIKMIN GAME COMING OUT?!!!! WHY ISN'T THAT MAKING HEADLINES?!!!!

^This! I have been wanting a new Pikmin game for years now.

err because a) that has been known for years (E3 2010 or 09 is when Miyamoto announced "we're making Pikmin!" [still as a Wii game back then]) and b) last year they announced at E3 that Pikmin 3 was moved to Wii U.

that's not making the news because these news are almost a full year old :)

#34 Posted by Sammo21 (3251 posts) -

If there has ever been a console I have been 100% uninterested in...its the Wii U

#35 Posted by DrFlapjack (233 posts) -

Yes give us more Pikmin!

#36 Posted by Suicrat (3764 posts) -

@Hobosunday said:

@Suicrat said:

HOLY SHIT THERE'S A NEW PIKMIN GAME COMING OUT?!!!! WHY ISN'T THAT MAKING HEADLINES?!!!!

^This! I have been wanting a new Pikmin game for years now.

Yeah man. I completed a no-death Pikmin 2 run for the sixth time last summer, and that game is still as great as it was in 2004.

Also, those saying it's been announced before, you're right; but then again, what happened to Metroid Dread?

Also, as a hardcore Nintendo fanboy it is my duty to get excited whenever the word "Pikmin" is uttered by other humans :p

#37 Posted by RE_Player1 (7557 posts) -

Not even a new Pikmin game, a series which I fucking adore, could get me excited for the WiiU. Not hating on Nintendo, I love my 3DS, just everything I read about this system seems like the Wii all over again which I got day one and has been in my closet for years. A couple games that appeal to me doesn't justify an entire system in my opinion.

#38 Posted by Suicrat (3764 posts) -

O, ummm... just to clarify, that wasn't my sixth perfect run in Pikmin, it was my first, but my sixth time beating it.

#39 Edited by Kosayn (452 posts) -

Yeah, this is necessary. It gets the long term fanbase and the kids to care about the new system. Hopefully it's not the game that showcases the system gimmick - I assume Pikmin is.

#40 Posted by Capn_Crisp (12 posts) -

Since they specifically wrote 'Super Mario Bros.' instead of 'Super Mario,' I'm thinking it'll just be the logical conclusion to New Super Mario Bros. Mii demo that they showed earlier.

#41 Edited by unholyone123 (198 posts) -

Wow, why isn't Alex the news guy? This is more informative than 3/4 of the crap Patrick puts up.

#42 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

Wait til' Spiceworld, they'll show more games there.

#43 Posted by Alex (2021 posts) -

@Lunar_Aura: Not sure if intentional typo or incredibly elaborate goof. Either way, this is my new favorite comment ever.

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#44 Posted by Mystyr_E (1190 posts) -

@Lunar_Aura:

colors of the world! spice up your life!

#45 Posted by D_Justice91 (38 posts) -

I want more Mario 3DS games! C'mon meow.

#46 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7614 posts) -

@Suicrat said:

HOLY SHIT THERE'S A NEW PIKMIN GAME COMING OUT?!!!! WHY ISN'T THAT MAKING HEADLINES?!!!!

They've been promising it for years. I'm fairly sure they're not really making it, but just mentioning it every now and again to keep us quiet.

#47 Posted by Twiggy199 (496 posts) -

Well fucking hell i wouldn't of guessed that interminable news, next thing you know theres Fifa'13 out....Shocker!.

#48 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Lunar_Aura said:

Wait til' Spiceworld, they'll show more games there.

Oh my god.

#49 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

@scarace360 said:

@Animasta said:

wait I thought it was tanooki mario, not bear mario

WTF is a bear mario?

I could show you in pictures, but I don't want to get banned.

#50 Posted by JackSukeru (5908 posts) -

I've never played Pikmin,but I've heard it's like Overlord, only good, eh...and also "good". I might be up for trying the series out in that case.

As for Mario, I really like the Mario platform games, both the 2D and the 3D ones, so if they make a good one of those I'm probably in. That said, I would like to see a 3D Mario game made with 2D Mario sensibilities, meaning for instance that powerups are a luxury, not a requirement to get through a level. 3D land came so close to fullfilling that, that I can't help being hopefull that they'll put out a "real" one like that eventually.

Here's crossing my fingers and setting up for disappointment.

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