It wouldn’t be a Nintendo launch event without a brand new Mario to delve into and the Wii U outing for our favourite plumber and his friends looks incredibly impressive. The graphical updates are good and bring Mario into an HD world. It’s the 2D scroller that we have all come to love over the years, full of all the characters you would expect to see.
Eggs seem to be far more frequent than before, dishing out Yoshi variants like they’re going out of fashion, and it looks easy enough to pick up 1up’s. The biggest thing going on in the demonstration was the ability for four player coop, making Mario a super social experience like never before.While it is looking like it will be a fun and exciting game, Nintendo aren’t going to be able to survive on fun if they want to move into the realm of the more powerful consoles and do battle with the more “core” gamers.