2013 is the year of Luigi and following in the celebration is a new DLC version of the popular New Super Mario Bros U titled New Super Luigi. This new version of the game will feature Luigi, blue toad, yellow toad and in place of Mario we have the pesky Nabbit as playable characters. Nabbit has different abilities then Luigi and Toad and will only be available in multiplayer mode. Nabbit can be chosen for those who may find the game a tad difficult as he is unable to be hurt by enemies. The game will feature 82 updated levels offering a completely different experience from the original version. New Super Luigi was previously announced as a DLC update to the original title. For players who do not own New Super Mario Bros U but are interested in New Super Luigi will be able to pick up a retail copy of the game on August 25 for $29.99. Owners of the original copy of the game can pick the game up digitally on June 20 for $19.99.
Well it didn’t take long before Nintendo Powers final December issue cover was leaked into the wild. Above you can see the final cover is very reminiscent to the first cover issue back in 1988.
Nintendo Power has been in publication for 24 years and the last issue will be available on December 7, 2012. If your a subscriber and your subscription extends past the final issue, Nintendo Power will reimburse the remaining amount.
This reimbursement also applies to those who have received gift subscriptions, however the final amount will be returned to the person who gifted the subscription. Hats off to Nintendo Power for providing Nintendo Fans with entertaining reads, posters and other goodies over the years. You will be missed.
New Super Mario Bros. U will be launching alongside the Wii U console in just a week from now. The game can be controlled using either the Wii remote or the Wii U’s Gamepad. With New Super Mario Bros. Wii, you had the option of using a Nunchuck along with the Wii Remote. Not so in New Super Mario Bros. U. An odd choice, but perhaps the option was not included to avoiid over complicating the control options. Does the absence of the Nunchuck/Remote control scheme bother you or do you prefer the simplicity of the lone Remote?
If you live in the U.S. then your likely going to be involved in the upcoming Black Friday sales in some way or another that are coming later this month. If you’re also a Nintendo fan you should make sure a visit to Old Navy is included in your shopping plans. Why? Because Old Navy wants to give you a free copy of New Super Mario Bros. U for the Wii U with only a $40 purchase. It’s a pretty good deal since you were likely planning to spend more than that on the game anyway, so why now get some trendy fashions with it?
GameMaster has officially published two of the first Wii U reviews. The first two games up to receive reviews are the much anticipated New Super Mario Bros U and of course the much talked about Nintendo Land.
First up NSMB U received an 82% with GM stating that were “surprised” by the amount of innovation seen in some of the later levels in the game. GM went on to say that NSMB U “bodes well for Mario’s future Wii U outings.”
Next GM reviewed Nintendo Land giving it a high score of 86%. GM went on to say the games in Nintendo Land like Mario Chase and Luigi’s Mansion are “some of the most innovative, raucous and party-fuelling fun we’ve ever had with a console.” GM states that Nintendo Land is “an essential purchase for party lovers.”
It looks as though these two titles are set to pave a healthy strong start for the Wii U launch in just 14 days from now. Those who pre ordered the Deluxe Wii U will already have what appears to be a great party game packed right in.
New Super Mario Bros U is the first Mario title to officially go HD and also the first to bring not just the familiar Mario world but a wide variety of new power ups, items and now a new character to the series. Without further a due welcome Nabbit. Nabbit is Mario’s new rival that will show up throughout the game from time to time. Nabbit is of course a thief dressed as a rabbit that likes to steal from Toad and take it to the next world map.
Once you chase after Nabbit and bounce on him you will successfully retrieve the stolen item. Nabbit will also give you an P-Acorn that allows Mario to transform into the squirrel suite and fly across an entire stage rather then just a short distance. The P-Acorn is much like the P-Wing in Super Mario Bros 3 but with added distance. One thing does strike us odd and that is just who is under this suite? Let’s be honest in saying that this looks to be Wario hiding behind a bunny costume stealing items in his typical fashion. Perhaps he will reveal himself later on in the game and maybe will even see a boss battle with Mario’s long time rival.
After many were reporting that New Super Mario Bros. U would be released in glorious 1080p, as the official site for the game said this would be the case, Nintendo has edited the site to instead say “Experience Mario like never before… in high definition, only on the Wii U console!”. This means that we may not get the 1080p graphics we were all hoping to see in the newest Mario game. Nintendo has not specified whether this is true either way.
Nintendo recently launched a site dedicated to the upcoming Wii U launch title,
New Super Mario Bros. U. In the description of the new Mario game it is explained the game will run in full 1080p. This goes against what Nintendo representatives were telling people at E3 earlier this year. Games journalists were informed at E3 earlier this year that Nintendo’s first party offerings on the Wii U would all run at 720p. This is great news for those who were on the fence about the title as it wouldn’t take full advantage of the the systems graphical capabilities. Hopefully the same will happen with Pikmin 3 when it nears it’s release.
It seems like all the Wii U doubters are finally warming up to the idea of Nintendo’s new console. Don Reisinger, of Slash Gear, who you may remember was recently trying to convince people not to purchase Wii U games as they are “overpriced” has admitted he is impressed with Nintendo’s launch lineup for the upcoming console. Reisinger says there is something there for every type of gamer, from kids to core, and that even the ports such as Batman: Arkham City and Darksiders 2 help flesh out the lineup.
“I have to say, I’m awfully impressed. I know that I’ve been somewhat tough on the Wii U here on Slashgear, saying that you shouldn’t preorder the device just yet, but perhaps this game lineup could change my mind. For once, Nintendo seems to understand the importance of third-parties, with 19 of the titles coming from a company other than the Mario maker.
I’m a firm believer that game libraries define video game consoles. And I’m also a firm believer that without a solid launch lineup of titles that appeal to all kinds of gamers, it’ll be difficult for a console to get off the ground.
The Wii U’s launch lineup appears to check all of the boxes gamers would expect. There are the kid-focused titles, of course, but you’ll also find some adult games, like Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Assassin’s Creed III. Add that to the new Darksiders and Arkham City and I think you have a solid game lineup.
And for those of us who still look back fondly at the old days of console launches that included all kinds of fighting games, having Tekken Tag Tournament 2 available on launch day just feels, well, right.”
It looks like Game Informer has revealed new details surrounding New Super Mario Bros U. Here is a list of the new feature set to appear in the New Super Mario Bros U game.
- Three Yoshi variations
- Pink Yoshi: inflated with a GamePad/Wiimote shake
- This can take Mario even higher than the flying suit can
- Pink Yoshis don’t help in horizontal movement
- Large surface area useful for collecting a bunch of airborne coins
- Gold Yoshi: shake the controller to light up the immediate area
- Also stuns nearby enemies
- Gold Yoshis show up in the Fire Snake Caverns
- Blue Yoshi: can shoot bubbles
- Can ride the adult version of Yoshi in numerous levels
- Yoshi can still eat breaks
- Collect five to fill a meter
- This rewards Yoshi’s rider with a power-up
- Camera pans out a bit in co-op
- This helps you see hidden star coins and pipes that you normally wouldn’t come across in single-player
- Boost Mode: Place up to four floating platforms at a time
- Use the GamePad touch screen in Boost Mode to pop friends out of bubbles, stun enemies, make it easier to reach the flagpole, manipulate environmental objects, swat Paratroopas
- Turn on Boost Mode by powering up the GamePad – that’s it
- Players will go through pre-selected packs of levels in Boost Rush Mode
- Collecting coins makes the auto-scroll faster
- Limited amount of lives given at the start of each pack
- Dying doesn’t reset the clock