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Nintendo To Show New Super Mario Bros. Game For Wii U At E3

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Posted on April 16, 2012 AT 01:43pm

THE BUZZ: In what may be the most shocking news to come along in some time, Nintendo has confirmed that they’ll be announced a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U at this year’s E3.

EGM’s TAKE: Who could ever have expected that Nintendo would be making such an announcement?

Wait—what do you mean “everybody”?

Okay, so maybe it isn’t all that shocking, but it’s nice to know for sure that we’ll be hearing more about such a game. According to Eurogamer, earlier today Spanish newspaper El Mundo ran an interview with Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto—who supposedly made some comments as to a new Super Mario title showing up for the console at the next E3.

Eurogamer contacted Nintendo, who then made the following statement:

“In a recent interview, Mr. Miyamoto confirmed that a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U system will be shown at this year’s E3 Expo. We’ll have more to announce about our plans for the E3 Expo at a later date.”

At last year’s E3, Nintendo showed off New Super Mario Bros. Mii—a version of New Super Mario Bros. using Mii characters that was playable on the Wii U. So, this would be expected to be about a new Super Mario Bros. game—not a New Super Mario Bros. game. That’s an important distinction.

Update: Kotaku got confirmation that this game is, in fact, based in some way off of the New Super Mario Bros. Mii game that was shown at last year’s E3—and is not, in fact, a brand new Super Mario project. Here’s the statement that Kotaku got from Nintendo:

“In a recent interview, Mr. Miyamoto confirmed that a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U system will be shown at this year’s E3 Expo. This is based on the Mario experience that was demonstrated at last year’s E3 Expo. We’ll have more to announce about our plans for the E3 Expo at a later date.”

Source: Eurogamer

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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