The next big 3D platformer for Super Mario will be titled Super Mario 3D World.
Simultaneous 4 Player Multiplayer
Simultaneous 4 Player Multiplayer

The next big 3D platformer for Super Mario will be titled Super Mario 3D World. The game will be a sequel to the 3DS title Super Mario 3D Land and will be released for the Wii U. The game will feature 4 player co-op multiplayer, a first for a Mario 3D game with Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad as playable characters. Interestingly enough, each character has unique abilities rather than being copies of each other – something not seen since Super Mario Bros. 2 for the NES. Much like it’s predecessor, the game looks like a mash-up between Super Mario Galaxy and New Super Mario Bros. Super Mario 3D World will be released December 2013.

The game also features a new main power-up much like the previous did with the Tanooki Suit. This new power-up transforms Mario into Cat Mario… wait… what? Yeah, you heard me. The new ability puts the player in a cat suit giving them new abilities such as the ability to climb up walls and attack enemies with their new-found claws. Sounds a little goofy, but it continues the theme that the previous game started. (Although I’m not a big fan of dressing Mario up as a Furry).

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Damien

Damien is a die-hard video game fan with an appreciation for all things retro. As an avid gamer, reader, and writer, he loves to read between the lines and make deep connections between plots, characters, and even companies themselves. Plus, he's got a pretty sweet afro.

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