New Super Mario Bros U is a game for the Wii U console that’s also one of the launch titles. New Super Mario Bros U is based on the New Super Mario Bros. franchise, with a mix of 2D and 3D graphics, and of course, interesting ways of utilizing the new Wii U tablet controller. New Super Mario Bros Wii U is set in the familiar Super Mario universe, and will have many other characters playable in addition to Mario. These playable characters include Luigi, Toad, Peach, Bowser, and others. The game will support co-op multiplayer, including asymmetric multiplayer where the person with the tablet controller either helps the others, or tries to prevent them from completing a mission.

New Super Mario Bros U features

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New Super Mario Bros U will include 7 different game worlds, including Sparkling Waters, Layer Cake Desert, Acorn Plains, and Frosted Glacier. In total, there will be dozens of levels, and the game will feature a world man much like Super Mario World. Players will be able to walk from level to level, and even leave hints and tips to fellow players online via Miiverse.

Technically, the game will only support 720p resolution, it will run at 60 frames per second for a smooth gameplay experience. New Super Mario Bros U will also introduce a speed run mode, called Boost Mode, where the objective is to complete a level as fast as possible. The game also features the “Ice Flower” power-up, which was first seen a few years ago in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. The power-up allows Mario to freeze enemies by throwing snowballs.

New Super Mario Bros U screenshots

Below you’ll find some New Super Mario Bros U screenshots, all of which are in HD quality.

New Super Mario Bros U videos

231 thoughts on “New Super Mario Bros U

    1. y arent all of the trailers and screenshots up yet? and wat duz “technically, it only goes up to 720p” mean?

  1. um… New Super Mario Bros. Wii was not released in 1990 and it wasn’t on SNES… big typo… you might wanna fix that.

      1. No, it will be released at launch. In the Iwata Asks video, he clearly said that the game would launch with the console. I watched that video a couple of days ago, go watch it on

  2. aww yea, epic release title. Now i can screw with my friends even more in a Mario 2-D platformer!

    1. well, it aslo said it was released on Super NES, and i seem to remember the tite as New Super Mario Bros. Wii…not super mario world…

      1. Do you have a link to a source that states this game will use the pro controller? I can’t seem to find any information about it beyond using the game pad and wii remotes. Thanks!

  3. Hope it’s a launch title even though they said it would release later after launch

  4. new super mario bros wii u I,am always been a hge fan of mario series games no matter what mario kart wii and all that games , i,ts good game to play and ofcourse a runs in 1080p as well as up to 5 players and again i must say idid not see much difrrent than the previous game for wii how ever the game supports online networking so that could bee more intresting so ihave to wait and see where happends

      1. It’s the same. The one with World includes the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) Super Mario World game, (one of the best ever). But if you HAVE an SNES there’s a high poiiabrlbty you have Super Mario World anyway. It came with the system.And yeah, saving your game doesn’t save the Super Mario 3 levels, just what world you’re in. It also doesn’t save how many lives you’ve accumulated! I play the game through without saving, easier that way. However, if you have the game on your computer (rom) or on the Nintendo Wii you can save your progress WHEREVER you are in the game.References :

  5. Nintendo clearly stated that their first party titles will run at 720p maximum, but third party games will run at 1080p. You should also fix that new super mario bros wii snes typo.

  6. The New Super Mario Bros U is awesome as the wii, this game and graphics are the best than that 3ds graphics. The new item “Flying Squrrel or Acorn” makes you fly through the air. This game will become the 3rd best-selling game in the wii u (1. Nintendo Land, 2. Mario Kart 8 (future game). Everyboby will have a chance to play the wii u soon.

  7. I prefer the N64 games like Donkey Kong 64. Getting tired of 2-D platformers. Where’s the innovation? Give me a world to explore, not rails.

  8. “Rumors suggest that this will be the direct sequel to New Super Mario Bros Wii, which was released back in 1990 on the SNES. ” Whut?

  9. totally agree with Undecided. MANN im getting tired of back and forward jump jump jump! Damn, People make n64 games now, we are not in the 1990’s anymore(not being offensive). Hope u all take my side

  10. Hello, First of all I would just like to say that i am very sorry if any spelling or English mistakes appear. I am Iwata, really. I am just politely going to respond to Undecided’s comment and GirlGamer’s comment. Firstly Undecided, we are trying our very best to make N64 games but keep in mind, there are still some people who prefer 2d games, especially 2d Mario. Finally, GirlGamer your case is like Undecided’s aswell but a bit different. 1990’s was not the only time wen peple made N64 games, and plese stop swearing it’s rude. Thank-you for yur time and sorry for any spelling or English mistakes.
    Iwata President of Nintendo

          1. shut up no oen wants to hear ur babble. SHOW SOME respect to iwata hes the reason U GOT N64 mario games! DURH!

    1. Mr. Iwata you guys doing a great job on creating new experiences but i feel that you’ve not focused on your first party hardcore fans like “Donkey Kong” and “Starfox” . I’m sure alot of Nintendo fans like myself would love to see a 3d Donkey Kong game, and a game similar to Mario 64.

      Thank you for your time


      1. You really think Mr.Iwata would waste his precious time here on WiiU Daily?
        Plus, this site has SOO much false info on Pikmin3 that he would be insulted to read the article.
        Plus, Ben is right. Saying that he really is really doesn’t make him seem any more like Mr.I.

        I am Shigeru Miyamoto. I Really am.

    2. Mr. Iwata
      I praise you for your hard work at Nintendo. I am a huge fan. Any game that By the time I get a game that I want, I’ve already seen all the levels.
      Thanks a lot. Keep up the good work. And please don’t mind my awkward name.

  11. dude i think that really is i wata, just look at so many english and spelling mistakes. we all know that Iwata finds english hard (not being offensive). And also the way he has written and expressed his feelings, but any way thats only what i think guys

    1. Yeah that must be Iwata, because he is the only human being that does not have very good written English. Is that really your reasoning? *******.

      1. His bad English skills are something that can be faked to make a more convincing Iwata. Honestly if you were trying to be a fake Iwata would you type good English.
        Besides, the man is a genies he would have realized this site has spell check.
        By thinking this guy is Iwata you are disgracing his name…. Shame on you!!!

  12. it’s 2D cuz it’s part of the NSMB series of course 😛 if it was 3D it wouldn’t make sense! it’d be like making the next mario kart game 2D

  13. I think that really is Mr Satoru Iwata and I agree with him too. Also I agree with @ Dude it’s true. If I am Right then Mr Satoru Iwata if you are reading this comment I would just like to say that I am a HUGE fan of yours!!!! I love the 3ds. Thanks Mr Iwata

  14. Yep Looks to me like that’s Iwata . Cool He went on this website,maybe its cuz this might be the first wii u FANSITE, i think that might be the reason

  15. Guys that really is Iwata. He contacted me and It was so sad! Now I will never be aggressive with nintendo.

  16. Guys that really is Iwata. He contacted me and It was so sad! Now I will never be aggressive with nintendo. It was sad cuz I got totally in trouble and nearly got banned from Coming on this web site.ugjm

  17. Shut the f*ck up! Who do you think your talking too? You even know me or how I look like!
    Help me guys He is being inappropriate with me?

    And listen @ TED THE PRO BRO
    I don’t love you, i’m a Pro Gamer not a Lover Girl. Its all in my name. Girl Gamer. My life is all about gaming not love kissses and hugs!

    Arrogant and selfish you are
    And Can You leave Love out of this website? This is a gaming system website and your only welcome if your here to seek Wii U news

    1. If u r a horny loser who will never get laid, this website is not the place to show your anger. If u want 2 release ur anger use

    2. is this a fucking joke? Bitch get off the site until you get off your period, he was just joking around. You keep flipping the fuck out like that and no one will ever say that to you. No he isn’t being inappropriate, but if he was im sure one of these guys will jump to your rescue and kick his ass for you. Just shut your mouth

      And you think Iwata gives a shit about this website? Hell no, it’s obviously fake.

      1. TROLOLOLOL nice one morley94. That had me lollin like crazy. But GG needs to chill imean like after all horny nerds are gonna be horny nerds but this guy was OBVIOUSLY joking!

        1. does anyone notice morelys humor (the rescue and kick ass part) Mario beats bowser, rescues peach this is a mario game page lol.

          1. Yet again, you guys are SOO off topic. WHAT DOES LOVE HAVE TO DO WITH NEW SUPER MARIO BROS U (the best game for Wii U)

      2. you should get banned for cursing
        do you even know of how to say something without cursing?
        Did your mommy teach you that?

  18. I don’t think anyone else has noticed this, but whoever wrote this article should really fix a few flaws. It said that peach and bowser will be playable characters??? i have no idea if that is true or not but it seems uncommon for princess peach and…. Bowser to be playable in a New super mario bros game and i know the game hasn’t came out yet with real evidence, but i don’t think that well ever happen in NSMBU. Peach and Bowser WERE playable in Super paper mario but this is a way more different game here.

  19. This game by far looks like the best mario game in graphics and details. But sometimes nintendo makes it too obious on what will be launched.





    1. @EPICGAMER111 oh yeah, i forgot. she IS playable in the old smb 2. thanks for pointing that out.

      1. Why are people defending girl gamer…. she went off on a guy for saying i love you!? This is a gaming site and lets face it, majority of people who consider themselves gamers are guys. The guy was probably like ‘omg a girl who has the same interest as me? im in love!’ OBVIOUSLY not literally. So for her to snap on a comment as harmless as that one was seems like a cry for attention to me…. Plus the name (GirlGamer) was bound to get a little bit of attention on a site full of guys at some point….

  21. Why is EPICGAMER111 bothering me so much? Its upsetting to see someone hating on someone they don’t know.

    1. I am stepping to GirlGamer’s defense. EPICGAMER111 leave her alone!!! I don’t know who you are GirlGamer but I’m gonna help you persuade EPICGAMER111 to pick someone his own size.

  22. Are their any Christians on here? If so help me stop this bad arguement between GirlGamer and EPICGAMER111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. yeah i’m a christian i agree with you too ben. GirlGamer And EpicGamer111’s argument should and will stop hopefully. Wat shud we do Ben?

      1. EPICGAMER11 leave GG alone PLEASE IT would be much appreciated. Ben on ur side. 🙂

  24. GirlGamer only cursed once, i’m on her side. EpicGamer111 needs to chill I mean getting in an argument with a girl is way funny especially when most people are gonna take the girls side. GirlGamer needs to stop cursing (even though she only cursed once) and EpicGamer needs to control his anger.

    Your right Ben! KEEP IT UP!!!!

  25. Ok i’ll help you Ben. What shud I do? How do I stop it? GirlGamer Stop The cursing and Epicgamer111 stop being hot tempered! Anything else Ben i’m on your side.

    1. Ok, on the comment that she swears on just write how you feel that is wrong and maybe she will quit. Does this mean your a Christian?

  26. well sorry everyone swearing just really makes me mad. im not Christian. im my religon we dont swear so sorry

  27. Alright were going to put this arguement to rest. GirlGamer and EPICGAMER111 post a reply to this comment apologizing to each other, and don’t be shy.

  28. Hey its the creator of sock guy here!
    The Wii U price is 385$ in nz.
    Basic Pack by the way.
    And this site is for Wii U not for Ted the Pro Bro to annoy

  29. Just preordered this. At first I was like, “Naw…I’m already above my ‘wiibudget.’ That’s until my daughter came along with the puppy dog eyes and crocodile tears…lol. Plus, I really did want to enjoy a new Mario with the new Wii, so, glad my daughter bribed me into getting it!

  30. Hey, in case you guys didn’t know…which I doubt, you all appear to be ‘true gamers, the Wii U will have Burger King putting Wii U toys in their kids’ meals starting launch day. You guys that have kids, too might want your kiddos to start collecting those toys for their Wii U and New Super Mario U game.

  31. Is this a digital download at launch? I don’t want to stand in line for another game if I can download it at home.

  32. Looks good, I’m getting it. I got the first 2 not nsmb2, it’s reeaaaaalllllllyyyy dumb. Block mario? WTF

  33. This game is gonna be amazing!! Just wish it wasn’t a side scrolling Mario. Hopefully Nintendo comes out with an open world Mario for the Wii U 🙂

  34. I absolutely hate the “ba ba boopp” singing the a lot of the new mario games. It drives me freaking crazy. It sounds stupid

    1. i absolutely agree with you. especially the music from new super mario bros 2… the ”baaa bop” chorus ruin the main theme and was really annoying to listen to in my opinion. but it isn’t THAT horrible, being quite irritating at times it really doesn’t spoil the gameplay experience.

  35. You can only play with the GamePad and Wii U remote. Fuck the Wii U remote you should be able to use the Wii U pro controller instead.

    1. Wow. So a new system and new game haven’t updated the software to work with every controller yet, so lets get angry and freakout like a 5 year old child.

      You do realize Nintendo is absolutely swamped with trying to get software out the door so their customers will be happy. With limited resources, should they just stop developing the new Zelda and work on a patch to adds a controller to a game? Or should they keep their resources pooled on making the best game they possibly can to get out and shipping in a reasonable time frame?

      people are too pushy and expecting way too much from Nintendo. For what it is, they are pushing out games faster than any other studio. Good grief. Its a new system, it takes time to develop games, and it certainly makes it longer if developers have to drop what they are doing and add backwards support right this minute. Let them get a few titles out the door before you start acting like spoiled 5 year old.

  36. really lame that they make another stupid thing just to play some good old Mario. Eventually everything will be on a damn hand held created by Nintendo. Personally i hope they go bankrupt. not everyone wants to look at a 8 inch screen or whatever and not everyone can. I know Mario is for majority of younger kids but anyone who grew up with it all their lives will agree. Nintendo needs to return to its roots and stop trying so hard to come up with these bizarre useless things that wont ever take off. should have put focus into a new home system they have already so many portable devices. The more time Nintendo waste the more they fall behind Xbox and Ps3.

    1. The Wii U is a home console. The controller has a screen on it. Could you not have even looked at the rest of this site to find out what the wii u actually was? Go sit in the truck.

  37. I just bought my daughter the Wii U and purchased the pro controllers. I synced the wii remote, that works fine…but everytime I sync the controller but go to start the game they are not synced anymore just the remote, my daughter wants to play with her cousins…please help, why am I am able to sync controller but then when game starts its no longer synced? thanks

  38. wtf….fkn game doesn’t save my progress. I do the quick save thing, sometimes it works sometimes not. Wasting my fkng time with this….back to ps3 and xbox for me…selling this pos system.

  39. …and everything else. slow as fk…holy sh** it takes fkn forever to wait for the menu, play a game, watch netflix…the whole system should have been worth about $100. My 5 year old kid’s leap pad is just as fun and way more stable.

    1. You’re all kinds of ignorant. Nintendo has stated that a patch is being worked on to increase the load-up speeds of the Wii U. Besides, it’s hardly a 45 second wait, are you that impatient? It should be expected from someone named “WiiUBlows” and is only here to stir stuff up.

  40. Can I get a saved game file with all levels and unlocks? I dont play games but have this for my grandson and I suck at this? 

  41. You know, no one can have a better opinion of this game than I do. And I think it is by far the most popular video game on the Wii U.

  42. It’s Mario.  It’s smooth, well polished, and plays exactly as you would expect.  EXACTLY.  Found myself putting down the controller a lot, or simply rushing through the levels.  They throw coins at you nonstop.  Its a great game, but its kind of like that Simpsons episode where bart and lisa are brought in to watch the Itchy and Scratchy cartoons in order to try and figure out why kids are no longer interested.  They monitor their activity and their cheering and hooting the whole way through…yet they wont watch them at home.  

    They need to change something up. As a Mario player all they way back from its roots, I couldn’t get into this. I picked up Rayman and was immediately greeted with crescent fresh.

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