The next 3D Mario title will release on Wii U by October, CVG reports.
CVG cites “discussions with retail chains at executive level”—talks that “have helped restore retailers’ faith in the console, which has been hit by errors since launch.”
Mario’s first 3D outing on Wii U is expected to appear at this year’s E3 in June.
When reached for comment, UK PR director Shelly Pearce had nothing to say to CVG about Mario, but she did reiterate the company’s intentions to bolster their software presence during the second half of 2013.
“From July onwards we will launch a succession of Wii U titles and we will promote these extensively until the end of the year,” Pearce told CVG. “Marketing activity will include TV, print, online, and PR as well as comprehensive experiential and social media campaigns. We have a strong line up planned for Wii U in the second half of 2013 including the likes of Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Wii U. We are looking forward to launching these in the UK and for the opportunity to showcase the full potential of Wii U.
The last 3D Mario installment came 3 years ago on Wii with Super Mario Galaxy 2.