Peach Wasn’t Originally Planned As A Playable Character In Super Mario 3D World


Super Mario 3D World features four playable characters: Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Peach. Each character has unique abilities and play styles; for example, Peach can glide, Luigi has an extra-high jump and Toad runs faster than the others. According to the game’s director, Koichi Hayashida, Peach wasn’t originally planned as a playable character. The one who brought up the idea was the game’s producer, Yoshiaki Koizumi, who told the team Peach should “definitely” be included as a playable character.

“I think she adds a lot to the sense of competition when you get in multiplayer,” said Koizumi. “You can have different people choosing different characters based on their personality or whoever they like. And princess Peach is just really a lot of fun to play!”

Super Mario 3D World is scheduled to launch in December, exclusively for Wii U.


      1. agree. :P and we also needed the next big Mario adventure imo, not another 3DS-to-Wii U look alike.

        1. dude ur not a nintendo fan… tjis game is huge combining all elements of all the great mario games. there is no laziness in this title from the looks of it and too be honest this game has been in developement since 3D land, probably even before, its just easy to do the 3ds version and took longer to polish and release the wii u version.

    1. I strongly believe it’s because of lazyness, since they already have the model and anims for toad, and since it’s very easy to just increase it’s speed and say that’s his unique skill. compared to a fart jump or something with wario.

      And I’m not trying to troll, Nintendo accepted that for New Mario Bros Wii they use toads since they have a similar shape to Mario and so they can reuse the same physics.

        1. I did, and here’s why he wanted to go with Mario to the castle, courtesy of the Super Mario Wiki:

          “On the official Nintendo DS site it states that he is allying with Mario to get Princess Peach’s treasure. A Toad in the castle also makes notice of this. ”

          So yeah, he was in it for the money…because he’s greedy…like he always been.

    2. 1) You never played the original Super Mario Bros 2, have you?

      2) Give one good reason why Wario & Waluigi would want to be the Mario Bros’ partners (before you pull out the Bowser card, it was established in those rpg games that HE should be the only one to kidnap Peach and no one else). Honestly, the one thing you lot forget in your endless sea of Wario and Waluigi begging is practicality (yes, even the Mario series has that, as surprising as it may seem). Not being rude, just pointing out the repetitiously obvious.

    3. Because Toad was playable in Super Mario Bros. 2, which this game is supposed to be reminiscent of.

    1. I can’t imagine how worse this game would be if it went how they originally planned .__.

      Not trolling. I really am disappointed with this game.

      1. Doctre81 brought up an interesting point. This game does seems like it was thrown together at the last minute. It may be possible that they are working on the huge, massive 3D Mario we all want but it is still early in development. So they gave us this to tide us over.

        That’s a possibility. I think they probably should have bridged the gap with something else besides yet another Mario title though. Maybe a KId Icarus or something fresh. If they were going to just use an engine of a 3DS game they should have brought Kid Icarus Uprising to the Wii U.

        1. they need instal base to make more awesome games, and whats better than putting a 3D mario game aimed more at the casuals (not saying it doesnt have hardcore levels in it), it will sell like hotcakes and i’m sure with all the profit they’ll make an even better galaxy game or something original…

      2. im disappointed in u. this game looks even better than galaxy… glad its back to mushroom kingdom, four player multi action, cat suit, frog suit, who knows what else. this game is by far way bigger than the 3DS version and so gorgeous, better looking than Mario Galaxy 2 and that is say loads. i can tell critics are already going to be biased no matter how great this game is cause it wasnt the name they wantted.

  1. I am glad she is. I used to always play her for the fact she has the floating for a few seconds. Made everything easier! People might think it is stupid but yes, I played Peach on Mario Bros 2 more than any other, she just works. I wonder who you save this time though.

    1. Calling it 3D world sounds a bit ‘no shit’ unless it utilises the 3DS. silly name for a wii u title

      1. They probably wanted to associate it with 3D Land (I know, no duh?), whose play style is more like a 2D Mario game in 3D rather than a true 3D Mario game.

  2. I want to see the Wii U’s graphics maxed out to the full capacity against PS4’s Max. And it should smoke the Wii U’s graphics without anyone having to look back and forth to to guess which one is which. If Wii U haters want to say 8 cores smokes Wii U,s then I should be able to look at each screen one time and say, “that’s the PS4.” Don’t get mad at me. I’m jousting holding the Wii u’ haters word.

    1. I didn’t buy a Wii U for hardware, I bought it for games. Of course the PS4 will be better with hardware. It’s more expensive, requires payment for online services and the hardware is over 1 year newer than the Wii U by the time it releases. No matter how good the hardware is on anything, it won’t have Nintendo games or ingenuity of deisng. That’s what I like and that’s the reason I have a Wii U.

      1. Yes I understand. All I’m doing though is taking someone who graduated with a Masters and is on the same level as a B.A. in other words, why is Wii U spiting out performance better with 3 cores than PS4 with 8 cores?

      2. In the PS4’s defense, the Wii U doesn’t really have any Nintendo games either, and we’re a year into it’s life.

        1. Weak defense and outdated defense. Why? Because we saw the games, graphics, and we know why the delay. I want Nintendo exclusives to continue being top ten. I don’t want no poorly game rushed just to say Wii U has games out.

        2. You know why games are delayed and set so far apart and why Xbox will have 15 exclusives so close togather? Im bout to tell you why. When you play Pikmin, its not like playing a Mario game. When playing Mario, its nothing like playing Zelda. When playing Zelda it’s nothing like playing Star Fox. When playing Star Fox its nothing like playing Wonderful 101. Wonderful 101, is nothing like Mario party. Mario Party is nothing like Wii u Sports. Metroid is nothing like Pokemon. Yet over 50% of Xboxone’s exclusives are the same ass shooting games with different titles. That goes for ps4 too. Exposed!!!

          1. It’s so easy to come out with many shoot games. Let me guess, the same as shooting games. The tv screen represents what the character is seeing. Then the map is located at the far right corner on the TV. the weapon or gun sticks out allowing the player to see what weapon he is using. There 80% of Xboxone Games exposed right there. NEXT!!!! All they are going to do is add better visuals to the same fucking game with few innovation from the 360.

            1. Nintendo has to make Mario party, when it is totally different from Smash bros. They have to help with Lost Worlds and Super Mario 3D World. And a new Metroid, Starfox. All these games have different personalities. And at the end of the day they still are expected to add more new ips too. That’s my defense of Wii U lacking in games. and when these games are available for sell, about 93% have good ratings and reach top ten best sellers. Thats why Wii U has trouble with 3rd party. Can’t match Nintendo games!!!

              1. Don’t forget when playing a future Kirby, it is nothing like playing Zelda or Mario, Pikmin, Starfox or even Luigi’s Mansion.

      1. looks better than final fantasy 15 really, and i saw ff15 trailer first i was blown away, then i saw X and couldnt believe my eyes… i was like this is X!!! this is beautiful and its a tru JRPG, not an action RPG… too bad kingdom hearts going multiplat isnt coming to wii u … yet, wait til wii u sales pic up.

  3. I imagine the “original” plan involved her being kidnapped. Again.

    Glad they shook things up a little

      1. That’s probably the plan for Luigi’s Mansion 3. Imagine the villain having some plan to clone her, which could explain Waluigi tagging along despite his dislike of Luigi.

        Waluigi secretly has evil thoughts of stealing a clone for himself. Mario catches Waluigi talking to himself and decides he can’t trust him so he’s like count me in! Wario looks disgusted at Mario trying to steal the spotlight yet again and considers this is an excellent opportunity to prove he’s better than his rival.

        Four player co-op local, or online with either co-op story or a horde style battle with bosses from the game at the end of waves . :)

  4. When watch dogs is available, I should be able to tell the difference between PS4 and Wii U with one glance. I should not be looking back and forth at the screen and looking at every little image. Nope I should be able to tell RIGHT away. Right Wii U haters?

    1. Dont.count on it i think that they just puted a quick version of watch dogs on wiiu. Im not saying it will not be fun but it wont show what wiiu can do but i will be happy being proved wrong.

  5. After all according to Ness, Wii U is just as powerful as 360. Talking every day how out of date it was and how the PS4ne’s visuals were going to smoke Wii U’s.

      1. Naw hold Ness accountable about what he said. He was wrong again. PS4’s graphics is not smoking Wii U’s. Fact.

        1. Do you know that ness actually admitted that he loves Nintendo in some of the articles before ?? And he said that he is only doing this because of the fanboys , I wouldn’t blame him if I were you

            1. Welcome to the club. You see I’m a Nintendo fan. yet I hate Xbox, but unlike Nuetron, Ness and Aelous,I don’t go on Xbox blogs and talk shit.

  6. Even though id prefer something else to this game, it is essentially a successor to both 3D Land and Mario 2, which is cool, i like the idea of picking up enemies and the different characters having their own play styles.

  7. ˙sǝןʎʇs ʎɐןd uʍo ɹıǝɥʇ buıʌɐɥ sɹǝʇɔɐɹɐɥɔ ʇuǝɹǝɟɟıp ǝɥʇ puɐ sǝıɯǝuǝ dn buıʞɔıd ɟo ɐǝpı ǝɥʇ ǝʞıן ı ‘ןooɔ sı ɥɔıɥʍ ‘2 oıɹɐɯ puɐ puɐן p3 ɥʇoq oʇ ɹossǝɔɔns ɐ ʎןןɐıʇuǝssǝ sı ʇı ‘ǝɯɐb sıɥʇ oʇ ǝsןǝ buıɥʇǝɯos ɹǝɟǝɹd pı ɥbnoɥʇ uǝʌǝ

  8. So, who does Bowser kidnap this time?

    BTW, anyone thinking Super Mario Generations for 2015 (30th year)?

  9. Microsoft is digging the hole deeper lol. This year we may not have third party games but next we will sure have lol.

  10. I blame Anita for this!

    But seriously, nice to have her in the game.
    My favorite character on Super Mario Bros 2.

  11. THANK YOU Yoshiaki Koizumi! Seeing Peach as a playable character in this game is the only real reason I have any interest in it. I’ve been wishing for that ever since Super Mario Bros. 2.

  12. if you cant save peach in mario, who must be save, i am not gonna save wario people, so the question is what is the story???

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