So you thought a cat suit was the icing on the cake for Super Mario 3D World? Well, now we have the cherry, and it’s in the form of a frog suit for our red-capped plumber, according to IGN. Mario will don the frog suit once again – after it first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3 in 1988 – and will no doubt allow Mario to jump higher and swim faster, as well as helping to avoid those tricky water currents. Roving IGN reporters spotted the announcement of the frog suit during an E3 presentation, snapped a quick cat picture, and shared it via Twitter:
“Mario 3D World designers dressed as cats. Announce the Frog suit and transparent pipes. pic.twitter.com/sB20EpYWzE” – Samuel, IGN
Update: By all accounts the developers announced the frog suit as part of a joke and according to Nintendo World Report, the presenters were joking how Luigi – while wearing the cat suit – looked so similar to Mario in the frog suit, and that it would be funny if this was also part of the game. So, this is not confirmed for Super Mario 3D World, more likely just teased for a few laughs.