For those fans of classic platform adventure games, Nintendo just announced that the upcoming sequel to Super Mario Bros. for the 3DS device will be launching in August. The follow up will be tailored to on-the-go gaming, according to Nintendo's official press release. This reveal lines up nicely with the long-time gaming company's recent announcement that a Kirby anniversary title will also launch later this year.
The game was created specifically as a pick-up-and-play experience that can be instantly enjoyed by players of all skill levels on the Nintendo 3DS system, the official statement read.
Fans of the franchise can expect their favorite characters to be rebooted into the portable release, such as Mario, Luigi and loads of others.
A new Mario game and a big Kirby celebration will help make 2012 an especially great year for Nintendo fans, said the company's VP of sales and marketing of the American division Scott Moffitt. Whether they're playing at home on Wii or using Nintendo 3DS to have fun ion the go, players can look forward to experiencing some of our biggest franchises in exciting ways.
The next installment in the classic series, said to be a side-scrolling adventure game, will make its debut in Japan as well as the U.S. this summer. But in addition to a new Mario title making its way to the 3DS, Nintendo announced that the device will undergo some changes to enhance gameplay.
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On April 25th a system update for Nintendo 3DS will give users new functions to explore, the company said in its press release. This includes a function that allows players to create folders in their home menu to organize content such as downloadable games and other media.
But the 3DS may not be the only console to expect a new Super Mario Bros. reboot in the near future. A title may also be in the works for the upcoming Wii U, according to The Spectrum.
In a recent interview, Mr. Miyamoto confirmed that a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U system will be shown at this year's E3 Expo, Nintendo said, reported The Spectrum. This is based on the Mario experience that was demonstrated at last year's E3 Expo. We'll have more to announce about our plans for the E3 Expo at a later date.
The upcoming next generation console, a follow up the 2006's Wii, will sport an entirely new controller and is said to be released on Nov. 19th. The launch date was leaked in a memo from Media Land, which is a popular Japanese video game retailer. Rumors surrounding the new gaming device indicate that it may feature a resolution of 720p, but the main allure will be the new innovated controller. The gaming remote will almost resemble a mini tablet, with its own screen that is speculated to be 3-D enabled.
Nintendo changed up the video game controller format when the original Wii was released, commercializing the idea of motion censored gaming. It will be interesting to see where the company goes next with its next generation console.