New 3D Mario and Mario Kart games confirmed for Wii U

Nintendo has confirmed it’s working on two new Mario games for the Wii U - an as-yet untitled 3D Mario action game and a new Mario Kart. Nintendo also confirmed that it will present playable versions of both titles at this year’s E3, which takes place in June.

The news was delivered by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata during the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast. Iwata also revealed the 3D Mario game is being developed by the team behind the two Super Mario Galaxy games, and Super Mario 3D Land for 3DS.


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  • pl4y4h - January 23, 2013 9:06 p.m.

    Another? Well I'll give em points for consistency but damn
  • Imgema - January 23, 2013 12:15 p.m.

    We need a 3D Mario game with proper level design and not something that is made out of legos like the 3DS one. Big, fully explorable 3D levels that look like they take place in mushroom kingdom not in a fake world made out of plastic boxes.
  • shawksta - January 23, 2013 12:25 p.m.

    To be fair, 3D platforming in general has been thrown off so many times and hard to get the general concept of, open worlds don't usually make for.good platforming unless its built around it. Here's hope Nintendo can do it, they put new standards with both galaxy games will brilliant although might seem linear, so hopefully they can build it around open world
  • J-Fid - January 23, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    And in other news the sun came up this morning. This was to be expected.
  • winner2 - January 23, 2013 8:27 a.m.

    How does everyone not have Mario fatigue yet they have CoD fatigue? It feels like I've seen this same looking kind of announcement like 20 times in the past 10 years.
  • rainn'sgaydar - January 23, 2013 7:55 a.m.

    Definitely expected a Mario announcement, but Mario Kart me by surprise! What a good day to be a fanboy.
  • Talvari - January 23, 2013 7:53 a.m.

    Give us the controls of mario 64 combined with the level design of Galaxy 2 and i'd be content as hell :D ..Will probably be content as hell anyway cuz mario and i don't think they've ever really messed up a major 3D mario game :|
  • DangerZone723 - January 23, 2013 6:23 p.m.

    Some would say Mario Sunshine... Not me, though. I love that game.
  • Talvari - January 24, 2013 2:23 a.m.

    Yeah dude, Sunshine was awesome. Lost my copy and i want to replay it though.. T.T
  • BladedFalcon - January 23, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    So, Nintendo is finally doing what they should have done a year ago. Good for them. Still not interested in the Wii U at all, but it's nice to see them actually putting some effort in at least giving the machine the signature slew of first party games that has kept them afloat for so long.
  • shawksta - January 23, 2013 7:19 a.m.

    YES, itll be just like Last year when we expected Pikmin 3 will show up SMASH BROS. YES Im also curious that he said Mario "Action" game, could this mean something? Is mario doing something else or is he still gonna be platforming? Interesting.

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