Following on from the official announcement of the Nintendo Wii U, aka the Wii 2, we now have some fantastic news for Nintendo 3DS owners – you may know that a brand new Super Mario game has been designed for the 3D system, but we now have a release date update for when you can get your hands on it.
Reggie Fils-Aime took to the stage at E3 and proceeded to show off the very first footage of the game to the world. He reminds us that Super Mario for the 3DS is the very first 3D Mario game created from the ground up for a portable system, and then accompanying footage shows Mario in his trademark Racoon suit amongst others, making his way through a brand new universe.
The video also shows you how you can seemlessly walk in and out of 2D and 3D gameplay. Of course this will look 10x better when viewed on an actual 3DS, as Nintendo were obviously restricted to showing 2D gameplay only on the big screen.
As for a release date, Nintendo are still unwilling to commit to a solid date but for the first time, the company did confirm that the game will be due out before the end of the year. We have a feeling the date is going to be announced at the Tokyo Game Show, so stay tuned for that in September. Put it this way, at least you won’t have to wait until 2012 for it to land.
We’ve included the very first gameplay trailer for Super Mario 3DS below. Let us know your thoughts on this new Mario adventure.