Super Mario 3D World Introduces Kitty Cat Mario, Four-Player 3D Platforming

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Built in the fashion of a successor to 3DS title Super Mario 3D Land, Super Mario 3D World for Wii U evolves the Mario Bros. formula by being the first ever 3D Mario game to offer 4-player multiplayer.

In the game, players will choose to enter the Mushroom Kingdom as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach or Toad, each with unique talents (Peach can glide, Luigi can jump extra high, etc). One player will use the GamePad while the other three will control their characters using Wii Remotes. (Classic/Pro controller would seem to be a likely option as well, but I can’t confirm such support at this time.) Multiplayer will consist of both cooperative and competitive play elements.

But forget all that stuff. Super Mario 3D World‘s main selling point is the addition of the cat suit which transforms Mario and his pals into acrobatic felines capable of climbing walls and flagpoles, running on all fours and pounce attacking enemies, even in midair. Looks like the Tanooki Suit may have some competition for cutest Mario costume ever.

Super Mario 3D World is scheduled to launch this December exclusively for Wii U.

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