Super Mario Bros Wonder revives 2D action this October

Super Mario Bros Wonder
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Super Mario Bros Wonder is a brand new 2D Mario game, and it's launching on October 20.

Yes, that's right, there's a brand new 2D Mario game on the way for the Nintendo Switch later this year. The new side-scrolling 2D Mario game was used to close out the new Nintendo Direct presentation earlier today on June 21, and it was one hell of a note for the Direct to end on.

Super Mario Bros Wonder looks set to unite a lot of Mario characters for the new game. For starters, we'll have Peach, Daisy, Toad, and Luigi all as playable characters, backing up Mario with various new abilities that can change the game, and our beloved boy Yoshi will also be a playable character.

This was definitely one of the more surprising game announcements of the latest Nintendo Direct, that's for sure. Closing out the showcase with a new side-scrolling 2D Mario game is sure to please all the older Nintendo fans out there, as well as catching the eye of more modern players, and the fact that it's out later this year is sure to excite players everywhere.

This wasn't even the only Mario-related announcement during the new Nintendo Direct. The original Super Mario RPG is getting a complete remake, and it's out later this year on November 17, so you'll have back-to-back months with brand new Mario goodness to look forward to.

Check out our full upcoming Switch games guide for a look over all the other exclusives coming to the Nintendo device throughout the rest of the year.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.