Game Infomer is one of the largest video game print publications in the world, and they don’t just let any game grace their cover. The next issue of the magazine will have the upcoming Wii U platformer New Super Mario Bros U on the cover, breaking a long streak without a Mario on the cover of the magazine. In fact, Game Informer says that it’s been 16 years since a Mario game was on the cover. The staff at the magazine got a chance to play the game at Nintendo’s headquarters, and the issue will feature 10 pages of New Super Mario Bros U details, including an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto. Check out the Mario cover below: local_offer game informer New Super Mario Bros U Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO Earthlock backers will get Switch version if it ever happens Zelda: Breath of the Wild Deluxe guide for $48 on Amazon Nintendo shares up 20% since Switch launch What's your dumbest death in Breath of the Wild? Mario Kart 8 Switch vs Wii U comparison alienlifeufo7 Coolio, finally some hardcore gamers will take note of this, that Mario isn’t just for little kiddies that play with toy trucks and stuff. John Did you really want to use this image for that argument? There is a rainbow in the background and the enemy is doing a little dance. Eric you have forgotten the level of Violence those koopas will do to you at your wrong move… go on! play your Xbox and ps3, it’s more forgiving with their shields and girly perks. 88MilesPrower A MANLY rainbow and a MANLY dance! Mario is serious business, no room for toy trucks here. Lord Carlisle While I love Mario, I have to admit… this image probably won’t be much help in gathering the “hardcore”(I say this with distaste) crowd. papa pachter Perfect pedo console with all these kids games The Plague Right. If you think Mario isn’t a core game, then beat every Star on Mario Galaxy 1&2 and then say that. Way hard… Death I have 226 on Mario Galaxy 2 T_T Those green stars are so damn hard to find… AwayToHit 242 here 😀 Colton So it’ll convince a minority of gamers we don’t even want into Nintendo because they’ll ruin the fandom? Please stop this. Garzard Steppin’ up bro! just NINTENDO MARIO is the most famous character i blieve mario is more famous than mickey mouse mario:all people love it my top 5 characters: 1st.mario 2nd.link 3rd.kirby&crash bandicoot 4th.rayman 5th.all nintendo characters nintedward cough pikachu cough Macarony64 Mario is the (insert famous movie start here)of gaming Joesatmoes chuck norris person I had to thumbs it up because it was chuck norris. AKA-Link77 Me! 😀 Kyron Matt Damon Ibiexplorer4 Justin Bieber. And yes. I typed that for the sole purpose of getting thumbs downs. Don’t ask why. Matthewmc685 Well it worked but I don’t think people will look back on this and say “WOW He got what he wanted, how awesome of him to have a thumbs downs comment” Ibiexplorer4 I just thought it would be fun to type that as a joke. I’m not trying to be “awesome” as you call it. Ninty1 I’ve heard of people asking for thumbs up, but asking for thumbs down? that’s original Ibiexplorer4 Thank you. JEREMY that actually makes sense though. he fans all around the world (like Mario), some songs that everybody can listen to (Mario is a game for everyone) and a lot of people just brush him off because of the majority (?) of his fanbase. ex. justin beiber is for gays and little girls. not listening to that crap. (idiot marios for kids im not playing that) You’re suprisingly accurate lol nintedward if you ever compare mario to justin bieber again , i and many others will cut you. justin bieber is horrific . mario is a living legend. Ibiexplorer4 That’s kind of harsh. It was just a joke. Macarony64 Call of duty is more like bieber he sells alot has a fan base that thinks that they are grow ups and they dont bring anything new to the gen Ibiexplorer4 Justin is famous. Mario is well-known. And yes. There is a difference. 88MilesPrower Why? Ibiexplorer4 No reason. I just thought it would be fun. rafael Chaplin Epic Will smith dr scoobie mario is the gordon freeman of gaming JumpMan JENNIFER LAURENCE!!!! :3 nintedward Danny devito Louis Marlon Brando LibertyZero Pierce Brosnan. Pokemon Master#1 Jack Black SilentBates Black Dynamite! Kirbymon123 Mario is the Luigi of gaming. Ninteresting I’m worried about this game but I am sure I will still buy it Rayman looks much sexier than this from trailers I’ve seen so far. ninjabake Wait til you read the article, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the direction and content in the game. I saw a preview of it and I was impressed(mind you I was skeptical of it as well) but I’m not gonna spoil anything but think of super Mario world, then think of updated visuals, different playable characters, different hidden levels, a new difficult mode (wont spoil it! LOL) and obviously more power ups. To add to that you can play on the gamepad itself so to me its a must buy now. Rayman is as well, so once you read the article I think you may get a little more hype for it Gabe Hoffman So you think they should change the name to New Super Mario World? yorgen you remind me of someone from nintendo power 😛 Kirbymon123 THEY’RE FREAKING ENDING THE MAGAZINE 🙁 Poor Hoffman. Will Slate every come out of orbit? YAK(youraveragekid) WHOO! NINTENDO FANS GET RESPECT AGAIN! Mac i guarentee you that this isn’t gonna get respect. this is how the sony drones are gonna react “OMG WHY IS A KIDDY GAME LIKE MARIO ON THE COV….i mean so its just a cover of a magazine no one reads it anyway and they havent had a cover in 16 years so they are still irrelevant regardless if mario has a cover” Mida Their body is ready. Kyron My body is MORE ready than theirs. Justin Can’t wait for this game! LilLizard Mario is the only person I know of to go SOOO MANY years and still never gets old. Herox95 What about The Legend of Zelda? frank Well he said person, not game. But even then, weren’t there baby mario and luigi? And zelda and link have been shown as children AND adults. So while zelda is always changing, the characters to grow older. Link turned 25 not to long ago. SteampunkJedi I think you mean Link. But Mario’s pretty much looked exactly the same, while Link changes in appearance at least a little almost every game. Kirby That looks so adorable. I must read it. MUST, I TELL YOU! logan7699 looking forward to the issue.. Metroidvania Ive never been a fan of Game Informer. It seems they’ve always been baised toward eating up the generic “hardcore” cookie cutter shooters, and being overly obsessed with visuals over gameplay. Correct me if im wrong, but isnt this magazine owned by Gamestop? Ive never been too keen on the Nintendo hate this magazine had, the way that they treat their readers, and the fact they the had Pachter articles in their magazine, and took his jumbled words as fact. If this magazine is owned by GameStop. I can see them really sucking up to Nintendo now. Since Nintendo is keeping their business alive. Not going after the sales of used games, and allowing people to buy codes in store for the digital download copy. Since they’re a corporate owned magazine. I think their tone on Nintendo will change rather quickly because of this. Good news. It also revealed two new Nintendo Land games. Glad to see my favorite Metroid busting out! Enigmatic “and being overly obsessed with visuals over gameplay.” Not even close. “I can see them really sucking up to Nintendo now. ” Lol wut. “Since Nintendo is keeping their business alive.” Along with Sony, Microsft, Apple, and all of the the other game developers that make retail games. “Ive never been too keen on the Nintendo hate this magazine had” What Nintendo hate? You mean them dissing on the Wii? What true hardcore gamer didn’t hate on the craptastic Wii? Hahaha. nintedward you are not a hardcore gamer. i play ps3 , 360 , pc. but (hurt) you just dissmiss the wii ?? NOOOOOOOOOOOB!. the wii has lots of very good , difficult , what ever games. it has a lot of shovelware and that is annoying. but it has some reallly great games. so the ‘hardcore’ gamers that dismiss the wii are ‘softcore crap’. Metroidvania Kid I think everyone one on this site knows your a troll, and its funny that you’ve made a name for yourself. Must have a pretty interesting life eh? You’ve beat the same nonsensical horse so much its a grease spot. Oh look the “hardcore” term AGAIN! Try harder! Keep failing! 😉 Luv ya Teido! Enigmatic A troll? Hah. Far from it. Ignore my fakes that use my names as an excuse to post random offensive material. They are cowards that don’t use their own original name. Enigmatic *name Metroidvania Im still hung up on your first post. I mean I just dont get it. Im dumbfounded. These “hardcore” gamers you speak so much of. Why do they spend so much time dissing an inanimate object? I mean they must have terribly interesting lives huh? Shankovich If you had any foresight, or intelligence, you probably wouldn’t have forgotten that comments need to be approved before going up, so if you “post” several minutes after an article goes up, you probably won’t be first -_- And why are the admins approving “FIRST LS KLAJSD LKA IM A RETARD” comments anyways??? Grodus Because they think they deserve the hate coments. (Just so this comment doesn’t get thumbs down, yes, of course I’m joking. Some people on the internet act like retards…) Grodus What the heck? This was SUPOSSED to be a reply to Shankovich who shoulnd be too far above this comment. Grodus Well, that’s ironic. Nintendo Power not that first again username there body is reggie. WaveRacer They must have really liked NSMBU for them to put Mario on the front cover Ibiexplorer4 I have to say. The cover looks pretty good. Pachter well i think that whatever has ”nintendo” on it fanboys will buy it. Lusunup I find it hilarious that game informers now decides to add a cover page for nintendo and always gives bad reviews to most nintendo games and its potential it has.they now put a cover page because its now supports HD graphics,such graphic trolls. Xblade13 It looks like a new Super Mario World, what with the baby Yoshis and stuff, which I am glad to see. (Its been far too long!) I wonder if there will be any new powerups besides the Flying Squirrel Suit? Maybe the frog suit could make a comeback like the Tanooki did in 3D Land. In the E3 playthroughs I noticed a LOT of non-koopa enemies. I wonder if that could mean a different villain than Bowser for once… GirlGamer O.M.G this games gonna be a hit!!! macabre6 Mario is the posterboy for video games. Wii U Gamer#19 Does anybody know when this magazine comes out? Macarony64 At the end of september EPICGAMER111 cool cover Sikora Now i know what to expect in my letter box 😉 Mass Effect fan WOW for that game i would give anything Uncharted,Killzone,Heavy Rain,Resistance,The Elder Scrolls,Dragon Age,Mass Effect,Max Payne,Rage,Bioshock,Borderlands,Fallout,GTA that games are nothing compared to this game hahahahaha Dark Pit You see Mario’s fist close to the green pipe? It reminds me of knuckle’s glove. TheBoldman67 DAMN. TEN pages? o_o That’s ALOT. Might as well just make the whole thing about Mario. snestendo This could be a good sign for nintendo SuperWiiEntertainmentSystem This is good news no doubt, this could be a sign that Game Informer, and the rest of the gaming media will no longer have a hatred against Nintendo! XDLugia 16 YEARS?? Does that mean they did not do one for Sunshine and Galaxy? SteampunkJedi Wow. That’s a big Mario. Gamer Game Informer finally recorgnizing real gaming. ssb4 looks cool last mario game i played was galaxy on wii. 3D land seemed boring but racoon mario was a cool concept. Solphins This is a blow to Nintendo… They made it look cute. They included a rainbow… why? TACOMAN 16 years… Super Mario 64 Kirbymon123 😛 My free subscription for signing up to PowerUp rewards just ended. But Game Informer is still gonna be biased. BONZAI BILL 23 Its about time they give Nintendo some love. I get so tired of all of the ps3 and Xbox stuff all of the time. Meanwhile Nintendo usually only gets a paragraph or two. 2K RichKid Nov will be the day it will come out. 🙂 They should make Mario Football.