Critically-acclaimed new Mario game bolsters Wii U games line-up in the run-up to Christmas
28 th November 2013 – Tomorrow Nintendo launches the highly-anticipated SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD exclusively on Wii U , a dazzling 3D multiplayer platform adventure starring Mario, Luigi, Toad and Peach, brought to life with colourful crisp HD graphics married with a jazzy orchestrated soundtrack.
Families and friends can all get together to save the little Sprixie Princesses who have been imprisoned by none other than Bowser, and utilise all manner of new power-ups and items. Use the Super Bell to transform into a cat, pounce on enemies and claw up walls, or don the Cannon Box to fire away at foes, across over 80 brand new courses bursting with creative challenges for seasoned Mario fans and newcomers alike. Use the Wii U GamePad controller’s touch screen and microphone to find hidden secrets, or collect the Stamps that are hidden in every course and can be used on Miiverse to decorate your messages for fellow players.
Reviews have been pouring in for Mario’s latest, with critics unanimous in their praise for SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD:
Eurogamer, 10 out of 10 – “3D World is an endless freewheeling treat of a game, and it starts with what feels like one of the greatest Mario power-ups of all time: Cat Mario”
CVG, 10 out of 10 – “Super Mario 3D World is brimming over with invention and generosity. Of all the games released in the next couple of months, it might deserve the biggest fanfare of them all.”
Nintendo Life, 10 out of 10 – “This is a definitive 3D Mario experience, successfully finding a middle-ground between the iconic Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy.”
IGN, 9.6 out of 10 – “Super Mario 3D World is marvelous, and its constant variety and fantastic light-hearted co-op play proves that Nintendo still knows exactly how to tweak the Mario formula in fun ways.”
EDGE, 9 out of 10 – “This is Mario like you’ve never seen him before, and unlike so many of his next-gen rivals, he nips along at an effortless 60fps. If the true measure of new hardware’s worth is how stark the difference is between it and what came before, then this is the most next-gen game that 2013 has yet produced.”
SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD bolsters a strong software line-up for the Wii U console in the run-up to Christmas, which recently saw critically-acclaimed releases such as Pikmin 3 and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD , as well as family favourites such as Wii Sports Club and Wii Party U . Nintendo’s latest home console offers unique gaming experiences and characters that bring everyone together for quality family fun. The official Wii U website offers even more reasons to play Wii U.
SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD launches across Europe on 29 th November exclusive to Wii U, and is available tomorrow immediately as digital download on Nintendo eShop, or at retail as a packaged version.
SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD is also available as part of the new Mega Mario Bundle available exclusively on the Nintendo UK store. The Mario Mega Bundle includes a Premium Wii U console, New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, Mario hat, Special Mario-themed Wii Remote and the upcoming SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD.
For further details:
SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD website http://www.nintendo.co.uk/supermario3dworld
SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD launch trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZSwQX30DUs
Wii U website http://wiiu.co.uk
Wii U (UK) on Facebook http://facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk
Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK
Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
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