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New Super Mario Bros U Footage

BitBlock has managed to capture some great footage of New Super Mario Bros U from this years Comic Con, which has been taking place in San Diego. The New Super Mario Bros U demo is actually the same demonstration I played a few months back, so no doubt a few of you will have already seen the levels on display. Still, the game is clearly looking great.

134 thoughts on “New Super Mario Bros U Footage”

    1. It’s honestly great fun to play, as you would expect. Visuals weren’t anything special though. Was great to finally play Mario in HD.

      1. Kinda wish Nintendo would have taken the opportunity to show off the HD capabilities in this game. I’m sure the game will still be fun. Hopefully it’s as addictive as some of Mario’s side scrolling classics.

      2. Haha anonymous cant post the same thing as each other, the system will detect it as a duplicate comment. Weird.

      3. Ok did you see the lightning effects. As Mario or Koopa or Goomba approach the shiny star their bodies shines depending on direction where.
        The models are sharp and really animated great and the backgrounds has layers which make it great.
        The game speed is pretty fast as well.

          1. That would really be the best innovation for the series since 4-player local co-op. Nothing really catches my eye as a stand out title. Hopefully they add plenty of new stuff before it comes out to change my mind.

            1. ^^ oic i played that game nsmb23ds its hokey dokey, my frend took me 2 e3 In L.A. ON june, kewl exp .. rly lookin’ forward 2 nland/pikmin on wii-u xd here’s a tip from 1 fan 2 another dont be indifferent, inside a hotel room b4 an event or you’ll watch tv which is telling U 2: “drink this, drive that, f*** you”.. which i did lol.. thank the lord for fake id’s

          2. The backgrounds look awesome. The polish put into this is pretty apparent, too. Can’t wait too see what else has been mixed up, because I’m not sure about this purchase just yet.

            1. Actually what I found almost as interesting was the conversation at the beginning explaining why Animal Crossing is taking so long to get to us. The gameplay footage was cool too, Nintendo never stops amazing me with how much they can keep bringing fresh new level design to their games.

              1. “Nintendo never stops amazing me with how much they can keep bringing fresh new level design to their games.”


                  1. Mario Galaxy had amazing level design… but this game is pretty much the same as the rest with very lil originality…

                    1. Got to agree with you there. With only two degrees of freedom, creativity just can’t make it’s self apparent.

                      Although, sadly, I think Galaxy also did the 2D sections better than on NSMBWii.

                      1. yeah like the Honeybee levels. and some of the bowser areas.

                        You see Nintendo U are brilliant when you want to be! then they shoot themselves x 1000

                        1. I don’t know why, but I feel if Nintendo did away with the 2D Mario, they’d be a lot more troll proof. There’d be little to complain about and the core audience would get more games that are relevant to them.

                        2. Just cause it a 2D platformer doesn’t mean it can’t be original. Considering you have only seen three levels, you can’t really judge it.

                        3. “but this game is pretty much the same as the rest with very lil originality…”

                          Spoken like a true dumb ass.

                          1. Insulting him rather than trying to refute his standpoint makes you a bigger one.

                            But hey, that’s all you ever do.

                          2. c’mon, after 25 years of reusing the same properties you can call Nintendo’s games stale in a handful of ways but I’ve never found myself becoming bored because of level design.

                              1. News flash: I’M NOT GOING TO BUY THIS GAME. And it’s for the same reason I didn’t like new super mario bros. wii. The gameplay was uninteresting when playing alone and I generally don’t like modern 2D platformers. One thing I DID like about the game, however, was the level design. If I liked Hitler’s mustach does that mean I adored the guy? The answer to that riddle is NO. Just a suggestion, but maybe you shouldn’t take one opinion from a person and base your entire mental image of said person on that opinion.

                                  1. i was referring to the fact it looks the same as the new 3ds Sequel

                                    Coming to a store near you…. REHASH SUPER MARIO BROTHERS 2… BUT WITH MORE COINS! Should of been a NEW WARIO land

                                          1. Wario does match the “money lovin’, coin grabin'” picture allot better than mario. But hey, Mario is what sells, not a fat, ugly (and probably smelly) guy who hates Mario. I Still love that fat dude :L

                                              1. Hey Assulus do you have kids? If you do how old are they? Have they played mario before? If all your answer is no then please SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                I have kids, my daughter is 8 and my son is 6 and they never played the morio games before…… I let my daughter play NSMB Wii and guest what? SHE FUCKING LOVES IT!!!

                                                It’s great to see her face light up when she spat the fireball on the goomba, to see her do a really hard jump… she was smilling and laughing and was happy. My son couldn’t manage it he keep dying by the first enemy but he is young so no sweat.

                                                Now this new game……. nintendo just want the YOUNGER generation to like mario like how you and I did love mario when we were kids. So what the fuck is wrong with that?>

                                                This new one with the gamepad is pure genius!!!!! Now my son can have the gamepad and me and my daughter could play together thru the levels even my wife would join in too.

                                                It’s not rehash its just pure and simple BRILLIANCE on nintendo part. YOU DON’T LIKE IT CAUSE IT’S SIMILAR TO OTHER MARIO GAMES….. but honestly… who gives a fuck what you think?

                                                Millions of families are gonna enjoy this game and am glad i have a excuse to buy the wii u without my wife saying am just a kid and still wanna play video games. My children would love this and my wife loves when they are interacting with me.

                                                So get of this site and stop the rass claat fucking trolling. This game gonna sell millions and I and I know millions of people wants this game.

                                                get N or get OUT!!!!

                                                1. great…. KIDS love it… does that make you a kid? lol

                                                  The game is the SAME gameplay. They should of made a GREAT mario game like galaxy for the launch but nope they just rehashed the wii version added some new visuals hoping they get away with a FULL PRICE price tag

                                                  if you want a REAL platformer get rayman legends or donkey kong country returns if you havent already…

                                                  1. Did you read my post man?

                                                    I said I am getting the game cause of my kids… and yea I do love Mario games. Especially the 2d ones.

                                                    I have donkey kong and I have Raymon origins. I will be getting legends too but after zombiu. But Mario is a must cause of my kids… this generation does not know Mario. So it’s not rehash for them.. It’s something new and fun and not violent.

                                                    So what Nintendo is doing is great. Most other games that are sequels are the same too but with different level and maybe a new character. So i don’t find any problems with this game at all.

                                                    Get N or get OUT!!!!

                                                    1. “But Mario is a must cause of my kids… this generation does not know Mario.”

                                                      Define “this generation” please. If you’re referring to the time after your oldest child was born, there are definitely some Mario games. I’m not even going to mention the fact that the older Mario games can be downloaded through the Wii VC or 3DS eShop. Don’t give me this crap that new generations don’t get Mario.
                                                      Every Mario game from 2004 and up (including its original system):
                                                      Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong – GBA
                                                      Classic NES Series: Super Mario Bros. – GBA Mario Golf: Advance Tour – GBA Classic NES Series: Mario Bros. – GBA
                                                      Classic NES Series: Dr. Mario – GBA
                                                      Famicom Mini: Wrecking Crew – GBA
                                                      Mario vs. Donkey Kong – GBA
                                                      Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door – GCN
                                                      Famicom Mini: Super Mario Bros. 2 – GBA
                                                      Mario Pinball Land – GBA
                                                      Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party – Arcade
                                                      WarioWare: Twisted! – Game Boy Advance
                                                      Mario Power Tennis – Nintendo GameCube
                                                      Mario Party 6 – Nintendo GameCube
                                                      Super Mario 64 DS – Nintendo DS
                                                      WarioWare: Touched! – Nintendo DS
                                                      Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (also known as Yoshi’s Universal
                                                      Gravitation) – GBA
                                                      Donkey Kong: Jungle Fever – Arcade
                                                      Mario Party Advance – Game Boy Advance
                                                      NBA Street V3 – Nintendo GameCube
                                                      Yoshi Touch & Go – Nintendo DS
                                                      DK: King of Swing – Game Boy Advance
                                                      Donkey Konga 3: Tabe-houdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku – Nintendo GameCube
                                                      Yakuman DS – Nintendo DS
                                                      Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (also known as Dancing Stage: Mario Mix) – Nintendo GameCube
                                                      Mario Superstar Baseball – Nintendo GameCube
                                                      Mario Tennis: Power Tour (also known as Mario Power Tennis) – Game Boy Advance
                                                      Dr. Mario & Puzzle League – Game Boy Advance
                                                      Mario Kart Arcade GP – Arcade
                                                      Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party 2 – Arcade
                                                      SSX on Tour – Nintendo GameCube
                                                      Super Princess Peach – Nintendo DS
                                                      Donkey Kong Country 3 – Game Boy Advance
                                                      Mario Party 7 – Nintendo GameCube
                                                      Mario Kart DS – Nintendo DS
                                                      Super Mario Strikers (also known as Mario Smash Football) – Nintendo GameCube
                                                      Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time – Nintendo DS
                                                      New Super Mario Bros. – Nintendo DS
                                                      Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (also known as Mario Slam Basketball) – Nintendo DS
                                                      Game & Watch Collection – Nintendo DS
                                                      Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis – Nintendo DS
                                                      Yoshi’s Island DS – Nintendo DS
                                                      Donkey Kong: Banana Kingdom – Arcade
                                                      WarioWare: Smooth Moves – Wii
                                                      Wario: Master of Disguise – Nintendo DS
                                                      Diddy Kong Racing DS – Nintendo DS
                                                      Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 – Arcade
                                                      Super Paper Mario – Wii
                                                      Mario Strikers Charged (also known as Mario Strikers Charged Football) – Wii
                                                      Mario Party 8 – Wii
                                                      Itadaki Street DS – Nintendo DS
                                                      Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (also known as Donkey Kong Jet Race) – Wii
                                                      DK: Jungle Climber (also known as Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber) – Nintendo DS
                                                      Super Mario Galaxy – Wii
                                                      Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games – Wii
                                                      Mario Party DS – Nintendo DS
                                                      Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games – Nintendo DS
                                                      Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Wii
                                                      Dr. Mario Online Rx (also known as Dr. Mario & Germ Buster) – Wii (WiiWare)
                                                      Mario Kart Wii – Wii
                                                      Mario Super Sluggers – Wii
                                                      Wario Land: Shake It! (also known as Wario Land: The Shake Dimension) – Wii
                                                      Captain Rainbow – Wii
                                                      New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat – Wii
                                                      Dr. Mario Express (also known as A Little Bit of… Dr. Mario) – Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
                                                      WarioWare: Snapped! – Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
                                                      Pyoro (also known as Bird & Beans) – Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
                                                      Paper Plane (also known as Paper Airplane Chase) – Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
                                                      Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher – Arcade
                                                      New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis – Wii
                                                      Art Style: PiCTOBiTS (also known as Art Style: PiCOPiCT) – Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
                                                      Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story – Nintendo DS
                                                      WarioWare: D.I.Y. – Nintendo DS
                                                      WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase – Wii (WiiWare)
                                                      Mario Calculator – Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
                                                      Mario Clock – Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
                                                      Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! – Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
                                                      Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games – Wii/Nintendo DS
                                                      New Super Mario Bros. Wii – Wii
                                                      Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Wii
                                                      Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! – Nintendo DS
                                                      Donkey Kong Country Returns – Wii
                                                      Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (Also known as Super Mario All-Stars – 25th Anniversary Edition) – Wii
                                                      Mario Sports Mix – Wii
                                                      Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo 3DS
                                                      Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games – Wii
                                                      Fortune Street – Wii
                                                      Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo 3DS

                                                      1. Yea I see your point. But we want NEW mario game…….. I personally don’t wanna play back those with my kids…. and this one have a sweet twist with the gamepad.

                                                        So I do think that this mario game will be much much fun and beautiful than their predessors. So my point still stands. It much be a bitch to type all that for nothing.

                                                        This new Mario is needed for the new generation… The kids who are use to thsese graphics and not the oldschool graphics. Just saying

                                                        Get N or get OUT!!!!

                                                        1. A sick twist the GamePad? What? You create blocks for your partner to make the game incredibly easy and boring.

                                                          People, not just kids, like graphics nowadayds because they’re BETTER.

                                                          It’s pointless even arguing with you. You’re TOO much of a fanboy.

                                                          and I didn’t type that out, I copy-pasted.

                                                          1. Boring? well boring to you I guess you don’t have kids so you don’t know shit.

                                                            This is a great game and alot of “families” are gonna enjoy this game… including me. I am a fanboy maybe… but i do own all three system and I play my wii more. It’s more fun with your family. I guess you no reach that stage yet.

                                                            So I am done arguing with you. Millions of people are happy about this mario.. If you and a few don’t then sucks to be you.

                                                            Get N or get OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                            1. @ DIgdug

                                                              Then Your comment is moot!!!! You don’t have any idea what am talking about. Am Now 30 and I have been gaming since the atari to the original NES. And am still not tired of the mario and my kids are gonna love this mario too.

                                                              So I win. Millions of families are like me. Who grew up with nintendo and want their kids to experience the same fun we had when we were kids.

                                                              Get N or get OUT!!!!

                                                          2. While i most likely wont be getting this, it looks as though the fans have something to look forward to.
                                                            Visuals arent breathtaking but Rayman Origins didnt exactly smash any boundaries, but that game was fucking awesome

                                                            1. Visuals aren’t breathtaking? The visuals are beautiful in this game. Absolutely beautiful. Great Graphics style.

                                                              1. Not really though. The details in the background are great, and i like how it actually moves, and has layers, and even shadows from cloud move but its not a massive step up. Not that isnt supposed to be, but still

                                                                    1. This has the same graphical style as the previous NSMB games, with pretty moving backgrounds (which has been done before). Rayman Origins was a phenomenal platformer, and Rayman Legends looks to be the same. I’m very excited for it. This.. not so much.

                                                                      1. It seems nothing can please Aeolus. He hates Nintendo for not having good 3rd party support, good online, and not having HD on the wii. When Nintendo has those things on the Wii U, he still complains. Whenever someone compliments games like this by saying how they like the new levels and stuff, they’re Nintendo fanboys. I don’t mind Aeolus, but maybe if he took arguments seriously maybe I could tolerate him.

                                                                        1. well the 3rd partty, HD and online is Nintendo’s fault and noone elses. They limit themselves. Plus i play my wii games in 1080p on dolphin :P

                                                                          This game is pratically the same as the Wii New mario game just diffeent levels. Squirrel Mario is hardly a NEW powerup since racoon mario exists before… o wow u can glide *clap clap*

                                                                          I actually said MARIO GALAXY IS original and a masterpiece so I am not hating Nintendo. I give them CREDIT when they actually put their creativeness to good use. This game will be easily forgettable. Mario World eats this game for breakfast lunch and dinner and shits it out :P

                                                                          1. I play games to have fun.I play maybe a hour or two(sometimes).You seem obsessed or something?I go on dates and work?Why are you on here for hours?Don’t say you don’t because I seen long you have been on here from your post times. Do you have a life?God, I feel sorry for you if your passion for video games takes you this far. I enjoy mario 2d and 3d even if there familiar because I play for fun.If I don’t like games/company i move because it’s video games.You must have some emotional problems to take gaming this far.

                                                                            By the way Mario being a rehash is as much as any number 2 or 3 games or number 4.Uncharted 1,2,3 basically same game different place.When Uncharted 4 comes going to be same thing.COD same thing.But people enjoy there games and find them entertaining.

                                                                            Games are made for fun and time wasters not for living your life around them.

                                                                            Again i think it’s time you go outside more or something.Stop playing to much games for awhile.Think and remember there just basically toys to entertain yourself.Video games don’t impact the world and aren’t even real.Just spend more time enjoying and less time getting rude.


                                                                              1. not really. You will be the ones paying FULL price for a game that looks and plauys the same. Mario bros 3 and Mario world are mario games but are DIFFERENT! and both masterpieces. This game is forgettable just like the wii version lol

                                                                                1. Again though doesn’t change that fact that you spend more time hating on toy company instead using your time for proactive things.

                                                                                  I know lot’s of people who don’t remember anything from the uncharted series.It being a masterpiece really is your opinion just like if I were to say Zelda(my favorite series ever) is.I found the gameplay generic 3rd person shooter but others loved it that’s cool!

                                                                                  But again your basically arguing my toy is better than your toy!HAHAHA <-You

                                                                                  Who cares?

                                                                                  What grown man cares this much?My friends/gf and I play mario party to have fun and good time.Personally I can have more fun playing with my friends with Mario party than playing uncharted which bored me.

                                                                                  Why do you care about what people buy?This things are entertaining toys?It's my money I earned and i can use it for whatever I want.Again you seem obsessed with others lives and these video games.Why do they matter to you that much that you would go on a forum just to argue/be rude with someone?Do you tell your gf you do this?Do you even have one?If do do why are you on here more than probably interacting with her?Again I think you have some emotional problems when it comes to video games.Just have fun with video games if you don't like something move on there just toys that don't hold any value in life.

                                                                                  For me nintendo is fun and mabye it's not for everyone.Move on to the next toy don't be that baby in the sandbox getting mad that his toy isn't what it use to be.


                                                                                2. .. mario owns the gaming biz. bowser passed it to him. princess peach brought it back when the industry was falling, becuz her milkshake brings all the boys 2 the yard. peach really loves koopa not supermario.. bowser and peach’s reunification is enduring.. don’t you see the way how her gestures appeal to bowser?? first she cries for help outside his castle window nxt moment’ she’s calm,; someones losing f****** ground here.. besides, bowser has too much irreverence and unrelention to kidnap her and then not kill mario.. thats why there’s script 2 change stories … x_x

                                                                                3. 3 things to say
                                                                                  1. @ 1:59 falcon paunch
                                                                                  2.@ 1:25-1:35 it sounds like the song of Kirby Super Star Ultra Music – Rest Point (Helper to Hero).
                                                                                  3. any comments made by Aeolus ill ignored it, most of his comments say
                                                                                  ” hey rev, U are doing a great job here keep it up, ” Rev: U bet i am.
                                                                                  or ” hey rev what the best to get dumb my boyfriend Von scrotum?” Rev: eat him.
                                                                                  And not least ” hey rev im 23 years old virgin male, is it normal to stalk Nintendo fans every day on this site? and pirate game on emulator even though ill never play it?” Rev: no man i think that make U a criminal. Aeolus: oh! :o! Rev: a gay criminal. Aeolus: oh… :(

                                                                                4. If was ever going to buy this game, it would be for the pretty backgrounds.
                                                                                  I’m just not a fan of side-scrollers.

                                                                                5. Alright, I’ll admit it: it looks fun. But PLEASE Nintendo, stop copy pasting NSMB, remind us of the time when Mario was always innovative.

                                                                                  1. Hey look, another dumb ass who thinks “similar name = same game”.

                                                                                    You’re a fucking retard, you know that? Get your eyes checked.

                                                                                    1. ^^This guy right here, give this guy 2 thumbs up, a gold trophy, a crown, a big ass mansion, a ferrari, mercedes , bentley, rolls royce, bugatti veyron and a nissan gt-r, a standing ovation, 1 billion dollars in cold hard cash, and an academy award. This dude has said what ive been telling people. he speaks the truth!! :)

                                                                                    2. Fuck off, whore. That guy it’s right. Nintendo it’s milking the hell out of NSMB. Fuck NSMB! give us Super Mario Galaxy 3.

                                                                                    3. Get his eyes checked? He doesn’t have to–It’s an upscaled NSMBWii with new backdrops.

                                                                                      Sad and simple truth.

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                                                                                    4. when u get game devs trying to to do somthing completely diferent but still the same kinda u get
                                                                                      sonic the and secrect rings and sonic and the black knight. i gess the way around the problem is don’t make so many Mario games. but even tho its like nsmw its still a good game and still will sell just nothing special. i havent brought the wii version or the nds version over price i will prolly get the 3ds cuz it seems faster

                                                                                    5. Same ol ish
                                                                                      Just a different game
                                                                                      In here tryna play it
                                                                                      But it’s the same ol thing
                                                                                      Mario needs a rest
                                                                                      Maybe some new ideas
                                                                                      this ish is gettin borin
                                                                                      I think I made that clear
                                                                                      Sunshine 2, galaxy 3, just give us something HARD
                                                                                      Cuz right now I’m getting bored with the wii so far!

                                                                                      1. Yeah, we shouldn’t have another New Super Mario Bros.!

                                                                                        We should have 20 Sunshine and Galaxy sequels!

                                                                                        I’ve said this too many times before, but, you’re a DUMBASS.

                                                                                        1. Yeah! He’s a dumbass for commenting his point of view!!

                                                                                          You’re the epitome of My Nintendo News – people getting bashed for not praising NIntendo’s doings.

                                                                                          I would take a 3D Mario over the same old NSMB any day, outside of 3D Land. Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy were all amazing.

                                                                                      2. Haha anonymous cant post the same thing as each other, the system will detect it as a duplicate comment. Weird.

                                                                                      3. Where the heck is the metal mario qr code for north america for mario tennis open, someone answers me. Dont ignore me i just want to know.

                                                                                      4. Although the game plays pretty much exactly like the Wii game.
                                                                                        The background sure has a difference…
                                                                                        It looks better…atleast…with more depth..

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                                                                                      6. I never said anything about that.
                                                                                        Unless it isn’t longer and has some online play then I won’t pay for full price though.
                                                                                        10 Euros chepaer atleast it should be…

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