As part of its press release outlining the 3DS' massive price cut, Nintendo also provided more detailed release information for two of the system's more eagerly-anticipated titles, saying Super Mario 3D Land (November) and Mario Kart 7 (December) will be out in time for Christmas. As will Kid Icarus!
As many of you know, the upcoming Super Mario game for the 3DS will be bringing back Mario's iconic Tanooki suit, the raccoon-like outfit that allowed Mario fly in Super Mario Bros. 3. Though the suit has returned, its functions have changed. As it turns out, Mario will not be able to fly this time around.
Super Mario 3DS is a wonderful, difficult, though not too surprising, Mario experience.
At E3, Totilo liveblogged a Nintendo developer Q&A which showed a Zelda-inspired level for the upcoming Super Mario 3DS. Pictures and video weren't allowed, but a snipped of video just went up to Nintendo's official E3 site, giving a glimpse of what Super Mario 3DS has in mind.
Just when you think you've seen it all, a Mario game comes along with just enough of a twist on the last one to make you fall for it all over again.
Fresh from the Nintendo Q&A, we've learned that Super Mario 3DS has at least one neat level: one that's a Zelda tribute, from the top-down NES-style camera view to going room-to-room in a dungeon solving puzzles.
At E3, Nintendo revealed it has an all-new Super Mario adventure built specifically for the 3DS, arriving on store shelves by the year's end.
When the Nintendo 3DS was first unveiled, we were shown a bunch of trailers from games that barely even existed yet. And even then, saw nothing of a new Mario game. So it'd be sweet if it actually came out this year.
The Kotaku crew is hip-deep in the 2011 Game Developers Conference, bringing you the latest news, newest games, and anything else we can drag kicking and screaming out of one of gaming's biggest annual events.