You won't have to wait for Nintendo's most famous character to show up on its next home console. Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that a new Mario title New Super Mario Bros. U will be a showcase title on the Wii U. Gameplay will offer multiplayer options with both Wii remotes and the gamepad in what they're calling Boost Mode, which was seen in early form at last year's E3. More on NSMBU later this week.
New Super Mario Bros has pretty much reached the max level of graphical advancement possible. I mean, what the hell do you want? Pseudo-realistic Mario?
I'm far more interested in the integration of the new controllers etc. than I am about the graphics at this point, at least for this series.