Jul 25th, 2012

One of the big launch titles for the Wii U, if not the biggest one, is New Super Mario Bros U. But that’s not the only NSMB game Nintendo os working on — they’re currently putting the finishing touches on New Super Mario Bros 2 for the 3DS, which will be released next month. Nintendo producer Takashi Tezuka says that NSMB 2 for the 3DS will “raise the bar” in terms of gameplay and features, making it the best NSMB game to date. But according to Tezuka, New Super Mario Bros U on the Wii U will be even better.

New Super Mario Bros USpeaking to Nintendo el Presidente Satoru Iwata at the latest “Iwata Asks” segment, Tezuka talked about all the hard work that has gone into NSMB 2 on the 3DS, which will launch in late August with the new 3DS XL model. But as for the Wii U version, they intend to make it “even better”, as Tezuka puts it. New Super Mario Bros U was recently rumored to launch after the Wii U console hits the stores, up to a few months later. But Nintendo has since commented that New Super Mario Bros U launch date is still on track. Either way, it’s looking like a must-have Wii U game.

Source: Iwata Asks (via My Nintendo News)

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  • Dmonkeyman

    I still kind of think that it is a bad idea to have smb on the 3ds cause it will steal some of the wii u’s thunder.

    • Yodin

      I disagree I am getting both and wil be a fun games I never get tired of any Super Mario games hard to fun some nice games, I hate violence games.

      • Matthewmc685

        What I want at some time for the Wii U is a Super Mario Galaxy 3!

        • Tom

          Don’t we all!?

    • Dytonics

      Wii U and 3DS are two different exp of the same game just like Super smash bros. 4 Its wise to do what Nintendo is doing. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • TheBiggestNintendoFan

        OMG I cant wait for SSB 4 ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Ledreppe

    My heart skipped a beat when I read this! Looking forward to both games even a little bit more now.

    • Leonardo

      awwww… ^^

    • Ultimate Cheez

      This game doesn’t look that cool it looks like the one on the wii smb2 but that you can use your mii avatar

  • Tnelson711

    My best bet is that many of the game spirit from New Super Mario Bros. 2 made it to New Super Mario Bros. U.

    Given that the new team working on NSMB2 may have created a fresh experience, the NSMBU team might take a leaf out of that book and implement new, unique ideas into the game.

    But to claim that NSMBU will be better than a game that’s not even out yet is a pretty arrogant thing to say, without mentioning that it kind of leaves a shadow of doubt for NSMB2.

    Let’s hope that both games are worth playing, though~

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  • SuperShyGuy

    Still would rather have Super Mario Bro. 4 over another entry in the “New” series.

    Also make Peach and Daisy playable in the platformers again!

    • gNat

      i like the smb4 idea. not the peach and daisy one.

    • DonnyKD

      There’s already a SMB4.

      For god’s sake…

      And Daisy was never playable in a platformer.

    • Jetty

      Something like Super Mario Bros. 2? Bring back high jumping Luigi!

    • Alienfish

      yeh the ‘new’ super mario bro’s games suck, they seem to have it all but feel too sterile and by the numbers, I even hate the graphic style, just boring with no flair. In my opinion that is.

      • Yodin

        I love the New Super Mario Bros. Wii your boring one ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Josh

    OK, so they’re pointing out the obvious. Better graphics, more characters, multi-player, MiiVerse integration, boost mode. We could’ve figured this out alone.

    • jamin

      well NSMB2 is gonna have 2 player multi-player…

      • o0o

        Well NSMBU has 1-4 player multiplayer. lol

  • Wii Uoops!

    At least New Super Mario Bros. 2 will make us rich.

  • RonaldCoLtd

    Nintendo Forever!

  • 3dsguy

    will have both anyway but cant wait

  • Garzard

    B-but 1,000,000 coins…

    • Alienfish

      Buh-buh-but the poncho

  • SuperSonic 128

    Two Mario games in the same year, sounds good to me, & it seems like Nintendo has worked to make them both pretty different from each other, but I swear I though New Super Mario Bros. Wii was a sequal to New Super Mario on the DS.

  • Joseph

    I guess i won’t get NSMB2 then.

  • Lord Carlisle

    I’ll be getting both of them. I primarily want SMB2 because I need a new 3DS game to work on.

  • Groose

    How could he compare a portable game to a home console game.
    Anyways I will be buying both games,I hope NSMB2 will be better than 3D land.

  • FennexFox

    I’ll probably buy both of them, so it really doesn’t matter to me which is better ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Ryu

      Yeah, there both good ๐Ÿ™‚

  • hunter santana

    im honestly getting tired of mario games… im mean like galaxy and 64 are ok but there has never been a real disappointment’s in a zelda game.its the there best selling nintendo series…theres no way that skyward sword was the last zelda…

    • hunter santana

      i just dont like platformers too much

  • The Beeshnu

    I’m not sure if this has got anything new
    Might wait out to see how good it actually is before racing in to get it

    • Alienfish

      Can usually bank on mario but there are too many good launch games for me to waste buying this ‘new’ mario bros game #boring

  • Dashiel

    I think Wii U is a great idea and Mario new and improved, who wouldn’t want that

  • Crapcake

    Because of sonic gen they should have classic and modern sonic

  • Braulio500

    “Speaking to nintendo EL PRESIDENTE Satoru Iwata”

    Mmm… somebody speaks Spanish >.>

    ยกYay! =D

  • Zero

    I like this. It will probably sell some consoles, although I’m not to fond of the “New” series. It would be awesome if there was another Galaxy, and even more awesome if there was another sunshine

    PS: Braulio500, Yo tambiรฉn hablo Espaรฑol! *o*