By Leo Stevenson
GAME NAME: New Super Mario Bros. U
PLATFORM(S): Wii U
RELEASE DATE(S): 30 November 2012
It has been revealed that New Super Mario Bros. U will include "Coin Battle" and "Challenge Modes" in addition to the main story and multiplayer modes. The world map will also be given a makeover including the appearance of a mysterious new creature that can provide Mario and crew with a special power-up.
"Coin Battle" will please those fans of New Super Mario Bros. 2's "Coin Rush" mode. "Coin Battle" is a multiplayer version of the mode found on the 3DS game. One player uses the Wii U GamePad whilst up to four players play with Wiimotes. By using the GamePad, players can place "Boost Blocks" in the level to help their friends grab those hard to reach coins. But that's not all, the GamePad can also be used to create custom coin layouts on the Coin Battle stages.
"Challenge Mode" tasks players with a specific objective within each level, like completing a stage without touching the ground or collecting any coins. Four different single player modes are on offer - Time Attack, Coin Collection, 1-Up Rally and the "Special" challenges - and one multiplayer mode. The multiplayer "Boost Mode" sees one player using the GamePad while another plays with the Wiimote. All challenges are recorded saved to be viewed later or used to show off.
The World Map has been given a brand new look and will now be seamless and nonlinear. All the worlds and levels will be named with many featuring secret exits that open up shortcuts. A mysterious creature named Nabbit will appear on the world map on certain levels. By entering the level and catching Nabbit, players will be awarded the P-Acorn which grants unlimited flight for the duration of the level.
New Super Mario Bros. U will be available alongside the Wii U on 30 November.
Anybody pre-ordered already?