Nov 13th, 2013

During the end of the Nintendo Direct today, Nintendo revealed a brand new trailer for Super Mario 3D World that showcased 10 new things about the game. Some of them we’ve known for a while now, such as the Captain Toad puzzle levels, but some of them were brand new reveals, like a Mario Kart stage and a stage where you play as an old-school top down shooter.

Additionally, Rosalina looks to be an unlockable character, which is something many people asked for in Week 2 of our MEGA Contest, where we asked which characters you’d like to see as unlockables in Super Mario 3D World. Which of these 10 things has you the most excited?

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  • Mario

    WWWHHHHHAAAA!!!!??? ??….

  • LevenThumps

    And I thought I was excited before these 10 points.

    • Nintendoplaystation

      i know it just keeps getting better, never doubt the big N.

  • The game with more surprises ever.

  • A_7

    Now they have to add Rosalina in SMASH BROS!

    • Ducked

      Now they need to add Daisy in 3D World

      • Deezy

        now they need to add Wario in 3D World… No? Ok then!

        • Ducked

          Now they need to add Waluigi in 3D World

          • rp17

            Donkey Kong? It would be the next best thing to a new 3D Donkey Kong…

          • Ducked

            I loved DK 64!

          • StefanosGR

            Yeah it was magnificent!!! I miss these games.

          • Ted Myconkey

            I’m surprised Waluigi hasn’t commented on this thread yet. The end is nigh.

          • Ducked

            Yeah seriously, where is that guy?

          • Sdudyoy

            I would love Waluigi as he is my favorite Mario character.

          • Ducked

            Yeah he’s had little spotlight. Yoshi would have to be my favorite.

          • bizzy gie

            Now they need to add Reggie in Smash Bros.

          • Ducked

            Maybe its time for Iwata to enter smash bros

          • Daniel Carvalho

            Now they need to add Heart in list of useful powers!

            *Captain Planet reference*

          • Ducked

            I didn’t watch Captain Planet, I’m guessing that was a pretty good show?

          • Daniel Carvalho

            It’s a show that used to air about 15 years ago (here in Brazil), about a bunch of kids who could control the powers of nature (fire, earth, water, air and HEART). This generated a lot of jokes, mostly known being the “What Kind of Power is Heart?”.

            It was a pretty good show, and took over the hype of that time of making educational cartoons. When I was a kid, it was fun to watch, though not memorable for me, except for the Heart part. Even as a kid I thought it didn’t fit…

          • Ducked

            Oh, gotcha. It seems has of the best TV shows aired in the late 80’s-early 90’s. I think I’ve heard of the show before.

            I mainly grew up on Ducktales, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, Spider-Man TAS, Bat-Man TAS, Gargoyles, etc.

    • Riley Preator

      This game is going to sell so much better than i first thought it would because a lot of people were then sold on the game from the last trailer and now look at this trailer!! Awesome This game just doesn’t stop getting better already preordered it

    • Genesect4ssb4

      Eww. I’ll never understand the appeal of Rosalina.

    • DragonSilths

      Did you forget costumes? Daisy and Rosalina will probably be costumes for Peach.

    • The Clockwork Being


  • Adrian Collins

    *sniff*….thank you Nintendo

  • Rugmouse


    • Ducked

      Seeing the train felt like a newly lit christmas tree, such joy!

      • Rugmouse

        LOL – what happened to not watching? =D

        • Ducked

          I couldn’t help myself :p

    • Josiah Parsons

      Did you see Captain Toad on the Train?

  • Ducked

    Not watching, I’ve already spoiled enough of the game for me. Must…wait….until….launch!

    • RARE

      Yeah don’t watch. It revealed too much! D:

      • Ducked

        I gave in D:

        • Clel


  • Fred

    The Race Mode and the shoot mode look really fun to me

  • crocodileman94

    The only way (and by that, I mean ONE way) to make the game even better is to add Wart.

  • john

    I could see that Rosalina was going to have an appearance because of the sticker, but I never thought… well you know! Wow,THIS is how you pack content into a game. Even just over a week before the game’s release, we’re still learning exciting new things about it. Looks like it will be overflowing with content. Way to go, Nintendo!

    • rp17

      Along with the sticker, the Comet observatory was hidden in some of the artwork. (Look above the volcano) But I wasn’t expecting her to be playable!

      • Ducked

        The beauty….THE BEAUTY OF IT ALL!

      • Vialtoclef

        That attention to detail… O.o

  • Yoci

    This game just gets better and better, the closer to release! And to think back at the E3 trailer, I thought it wasn’t going to have this much! This is why I love Nintendo…they know how to jam-pack a game with content, and hype it out (to the point I want to play it now). Super excited for this game! Trying to get it release day, but likely a wee-bit after.

  • Shota

    too much content added since the e3 trailer M.BISON :YES YES

  • GermGerm

    That’s a lot of content in one game. Awesome, but I worry the story mode is going to be shorter than I’d like…

    • Martijn Plasmans

      Then take your time with it. 🙂

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    Man Nintendo is awesome man I can’t wait.

  • Jump’nShootMan

    I wonder if the addition of Rosalina and Captain Toad means that they would like to introduce the more casual audience (i.e. the 2D Mario crowd) to the Galaxy series? And if this means that they really want to do another Galaxy? Please let it be true!

  • I want Yoshi in 3D world >.>

    • Rugmouse

      +1 post, assuming you meant as a playable character.

      • yes as a playable XD

      • ItzameyaToad

        Even if you could only ride him it would be awesome!

        • Martijn Plasmans

          Super Mario 3d World 2 😉

    • Ducked

      He’s my favorite character in all Mario games!

  • Joey

    I am not gonna watch this video too much to spoil this game I’ve seen enough of this i already into buying this game, i like surprises when i play the game.

  • Richard Collard

    Wow! This looks incredible! Ever since E3, Nintendo has turned this game from a “nice to have” to a “must have”! I’m excited!

  • Josiah Parsons

    The sheer amount of variety is simply staggering. This is gonna be EPIC.

  • Josiah Parsons

    Who else wants the Boomerang Flower in MarioKart 8?

  • Gust

    I really need to get a Wii U. When I saw this games I just thought “awesome multiplayer”. Nintendo IMO, always has the best multiplayer experiences.

  • Jack5221


  • InterTreble

    This game deserves 1 million copies at D1. I don’t know if media agree, because of their silence about everything which isn’t “next gen”, as they call. THIS is next gen, this Direct, these innovations in controls, these masterpieces in game design. Nevertheless, I couldn’t care less. I’ll be playing “the best 3D platform ever” on my Wii U (guess it will be?) when people will fight all over the Internet about framerates, flops and gigasomething. Thank you Nintendo! 🙂

    • Vialtoclef

      Very well put, and I cannot agree more. I wish more people would experience the Wii U, but hey!–their loss.

  • bizzy gie

    So much win in this game!

  • ItzameyaToad

    While this game looks to be a great group/party game it’s awesome to see how much fun playing by yourself in singleplayer can be! I mean before alot of these trailers I questioned whether or not this would be fun as a single player game or if it would only really be fun with alot of people and this trailer answers that this game will be awesome alone or with others! Great looking game am really pumped for it!

  • Kenshin0011

    Looks amazing! Still sad though that I, and I’m sure many others, will not get to enjoy nor experience the frantic fun of 4 player co-op because there’s no online 🙁
    Still can’t get over this Nintendo….please understand…

  • Niknique

    Rosalina doesn’t sound very enthusiastic about being in 3D World, but she’s still awesome anyways!!

  • WarioForever

    They added Rosalina in 3D World?!
    And there’s not a single clue of Wario, or Waluigi!?
    What are they thinking!?

    • Daniel Carvalho

      No one said they’d stop at Rosalina. Maybe there will be Daisy, Wario, Walugi, Birdo, Samus, Link, Sonic, Dante, Sesshoumaru, Captain Planet… who knows, they like to take us by surprise!

      Jokes aside, if there’s a 5th character, there’s a great chance that other playable hidden characters will be there as well. Maybe, just like we had to find Luigi in Super Mario Galaxy, we’ll have to unlock them by finding certain items or passing through certain stages. Personally, I want Daisy as a playable character. She deserves to be more highlighted, since she’s the only princess on the series who can fend off for herself.

  • farrellbr

    I can’t wait till this game comes out

  • Forbsz

    Now this basically confirms the observatory in 3d world awesome!!

  • Lusunup

    I called Rosalina!!! I seriously did I feel proud of myself! 🙂

  • andrewjcole

    Yes! Now Rose needs her own game. One about her adventures before Mario Galaxy.

  • Daniel

    U win Nintendo.

  • Wiiluigi

    I am hyped for this game. Love that Mario Kart level!!!!!

  • jreed3842

    One of my good friends will be TOTALLY psyched for Rosalina… I wish it was Yoshi instead, but Rosalina is cool.

  • uPadWatcher

    One word– Rosalina!

  • Alex VanderKlipp

    Wario could just be a little toad moveswap. I am hopeful!

  • iamserious

    There will definitely be a Super Mario 3D World Wii U bundle this Christmas.

  • Vialtoclef

    This is just genius on Nintendo’s part. Rosalina makes the game more comparable to Galaxy for fans of that game’s mechanics. The Cherry power-up is used in clever ways, such as the glob boss fight where more of them makes stomping blobs easier, and the shooter level where more Mario’s means more boomerangs, similar to a power-up system in Phoenix. And above all, there appears to be a significant amount of content–some of it challenging, for that matter. This alone got me very excited for this game!

    • Vialtoclef

      All I hope is that the varied stage designs (e.g. Mario Kart track, vertical shooter) aren’t just one level a pop.

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  • Timzel

    Really the more I see of this game, the more exciting I get. 😀

  • Andre R

    yaaahooo!! letse goo!!!!

  • PrincessOfTheCrystal