When the Wii U launched, Nintendo Land was the game that came with the system's Deluxe Set configuration. The collection of themed games seemed like the best bet to recapture the masses who latched onto Wii Sports with Nintendo's last-gen Wii system. But now Nintendo's hoping that Mario & Luigi will do the trick in a…
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Nintendo's Luigi-centric remake of New Super Marios Bros. is hitting the Wii U in two varieties this summer. Owners of the original game can download New Super Luigi U for $19.99, while folks that may have say, traded in their original copy already, can purchase the game as a standalone product for $29.99 on August…
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In case you missed the first broadcast, or want to cycle back to make sure you heard something right—there were a lot of games, some with release dates, some without them—here's the full 37 minute Nintendo Direct that the company put out this morning for North America.
Nintendo has just announced via Nintendo Direct that their new DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U, titled New Super Luigi U, will be landing this summer.
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Before working the line at Nintendo World's Wii U campout, Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime went back on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to show off the new console and play a couple of games, Metroid Blast in NintendoLand, and New Super Mario Bros. U.
New Super Mario Bros. U is an extraordinarily important game. It's the flagship title for a new piece of gaming hardware. It's the first-ever high-definition Mario. And it's the Wii U's first system-seller, one of the big games that Nintendo hopes will convince people to buy their innovative, unusual new console.
Things are picking up pace here at Kotaku now that we have a Wii U in the office. Our own Stephen Totilo and Jason Schreier have been playing the heck out of the thing, and bring you two reviews today.
Technically, it's not "free," as you must spend $40 at clothing chain Old Navy. The retailer is also only giving out limited quantities of the game. Still, if your plans—or the plans of someone you know—include shopping here, it may pay for you to get there early.
Kotaku video editor Chris Person declares that the best part of New Super Mario Bros. U is the game's Boost Rush Mode, in which the sidescrolling game sidescrolls faster as you collect more coins.
I have a Wii U, so I shouldn't be complaining. I'm not. I'm observing. And my observation is this, my friends: observing a Wii U game is a brand-new skill I have not yet mastered.
One of these screenshots above is from New Super Mario Bros. U. The other is for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Move the slider back and forth to compare. Can you tell which is which?
At Nintendo's press event today, Jason took a look at the new "Boost Rush Mode" for New Super Mario Bros. U for the Wii U. Here, you can see the mode in action—it involves pushing the screen to scroll faster by hitting boost blocks. Also, check out the nifty secret Luigi finds near the end.
Canadians who pre-order New Super Mario Brothers U Canada's Future Shop chain will get a swanky steelbook. Lucky ducks.
I just want to say that we don't need two New Super Mario Bros. games in the span of four months. I just want to say they should look more different. I just want to be a grouch, but, actually... this game looks lovely!
When the Wii U launches in Japan on December 8, both New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land will be available for gamers to purchase.