Jul 14th, 2012

New Super Mario Bros UNew Super Mario Bros U won’t be launching with the Wii U, according to a Nintendo spokesperson at Comic Com. IGN grabbed a video of the game in action on the show floor, and the Nintendo rep is overheard saying New Super Mario Bros U is “coming out for Wii U not too long after launch”. At E3, Nintendo announced New Super Mario Bros U as a Wii U launch title. However, Nintendo some times defines “launch title” as “launch window”, which can be anywhere form two weeks to two months after the console hits the store shelves.

Other launch titles from Nintendo include Pikmin 3, Nintendo Land, and Wii Fit U. Third parties will be bringing titles such as ZombiU, Assassin’s Creed 3, and Batman Arkham City. We’ll have to wait for clarification from Nintendo regarding New Super Mario Bros U, and what they define as “launch” versus “launch window”.

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  • taguel


    • Wii Uoops!

      Are you the person from a long time ago who was too cowardly to troll Nintendo directly so you did it in Spanish? Translation, please?

      • Mike

        Google translate said it’s in French, and that he said: ”I fuck you”

        • Wii Uoops!

          Interesting. Now, can I ask why “taguel” said that?

    • Captain Falcon

      “je vous encule” = “I fuck you”
      Your first and last time you’ll ever have sex.

      • YoGoUrT

        Well … to be exact, “je vous encule” means “I b*ttknock you” 🙂

        Always glad to solve french mysteries 🙂

    • Wii Uoops!

      Thank you for removing it, Staff! 😀

    • King of Red Lions

      Threatening someone in French is not how you troll Nintendo. You say nice things like “I hate Nintendo” or “I live for FPS”. Not like that.

      • AcesHigh

        Actually, threatening in French in anyway is kind of an oxymoron. It’s kinda like an accountant daring Anderson Silva to “go ahead, cross that line mutha f#@kah!”

  • Mike

    Probably a misconception, but at least it would be in the launch window if not at launch.

  • icanseeu

    First no unified accounts, now this. Whats next?

    • Draco Breach

      Nintendo never said no unified accounts. In Nintendo-speak they said, “We’re not ready to talk about that yet.”

      • AcesHigh

        That’s exactly right. It doesn’t help that the authors of these articles take the content of the story out of context when writing the headlines. Something about truth in journalism being a lost concept these days just to generate “clicks”. They just said they had nothing to say at this point in the article I read.

        Also, I DO remember Reggie saying launch window at E3. They never said it would be released same day as the console. Watch the video again.

  • NeptunePirate

    As long as it’s a launch window release, I’m okay. :p

  • Acid

    Now i’m down to 3 games im getting on launch date.

  • Slipsevenfold

    As long as Pikmin 3 or ZombiU stay as launch titles for the Wii U I’ll be able to wait for New Super Mario Bros.

  • trainerblk

    Well that sucks but sh*t happen delays happen aslong as they put that extra time to good use i won’t be mad i still will be geting my wii u day 1 nintendo still have my faith

    • gNat

      If you were really black than you wouldnt “*” out every bit of foul language.

      • person

        What’s that supposed to mean?

      • trrainerblk

        & just like that you will be thumb down for being racist but to answer your statement i am indeed black i just got manors for others as you can see im not gonna spazz on you because your ignorant & i wanna teach u don’t judge 1 for a entire race

  • Alienfish

    Comi comi comi comi comi comeleon!

    It’s Comic Con with an ‘n’ short for convention.

  • Alienfish

    This doesn’t bother me. The black WiiU isn’t supposed to come out right away either so I guess I’ll just wait for both.

  • Anhell

    I was hoping to see Ninja gaiden on the launch titles but I think it’s not gonna be possible :/

  • Elcaras1

    Oh well im not sweating it. I was not really looking foward for that game I cant wait for a real 3d mario like sun shine 2 or galaxy or a sequel to the one on the 64 the greates mario ever!!!!

  • Kirby

    I’m proberbly only going to get pikmin then.

  • AwayToHit

    We got nsmb 2 anyway so nsmb U can wait a bit as far as i’m concern ^^

  • The Beeshnu

    A launch window is like you looking through the window, you can see visitors coming down your driveway, but it’s not at the front door yet.
    Hence launch window

    • AcesHigh

      Very nice! At the same time, for the lame launch-window games, you can close the blinds and pretend you’re not home 😀

  • Matt

    Works VERY well for me! I plan to do 3 “Let’s Play”s for Youtube of NSMB.U, Assassin’s Creed III & Zombi U. If this came out when they did, i’d LP Mario first so that I can get it up while hype is still huge for the game, thus ensuring more people watch and are entertained. If Zombi U comes out first, i’ll be able to LP THAT while hype is high, and still have the opportunity to LP Mario when Mario comes out and hype is high, meaning ACIII would be the only game I don’t LP before someone else does (hopefully)! 😀

  • DerikGotro64

    Either way, super mario bros U is gonna be the first game I’m gettin for the nintendo U.

    • jamin

      *Wii U, not Nintendo U… although that does have a pretty good ring to it ;D

  • joe

    If Nintendo was smart, they would be working on this game 24/7 to get it out on launch day.
    I really am surprised, maybe more dissapointed that they haven’t learned anything about the importance of a launch…

  • ConCity Soldier

    Super Mario Bros U is going back to the old school style of Mario in a side scrolling format. I never played Super Mario Bros Wii since I didn’t buy a Wii. I’m wait until sometime next year to buy Super Mario Bros U. I have launch day 1 plans already. I used to play Mario on NES & SNES in the 90’s. This is the kind of Mario I always wanted to back on a console. 🙂