At today's Nintendo Direct Conference Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed a new game for Nintendo 3DS. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a brand new sidescroller that Iwata says Nintendo are "aiming for a new 2D Mario standard with the game." Apart from noticing in the first images that the P-Wing will make a return from Super Mario Bros. 3 and a slated release date of August, no other information was shared. Have a gander at the first pics below.
Hooray! The same dull Mario experience over and over again... I have zero interest in this. We're now onto the third NSMB game and it still looks the same, with very little creative input, judging by the screens.
Luckily other developers are creating far better and creative 2D platformers, so I can get my fix elsewhere.
I don't mind the NSMB set-up as such (the 8/9 worlds with various stages leading up to Bowser), but it's more of the art style that's grating on me a bit. I can understand keeping it with the 3DS though, as I'm sure the 3D itself will make up for the lack of a change in visual design - but the Wii U definitely needs to try to be a bit more experimental - perhaps hand drawn character sprites over a gorgeous painted 2D backgrounds?
Hmm, do agree. Never was a big fan of the NSMB games. Don't really like the 3D models on a 2D plane, and wasn't overly fond of the floaty physics. I was thinking the other day how much I prefer the cape to the P-Wing, and now NSMB2 puts the P-Wing in there... I much prefer Mario World over all other Mario sidescrollers.
We all say a new graphics style would be ideal for not just Mario, but other games. I think Rayman Origins really changed the way 2D games should look since you can see it working with just about any series.
I bet it'll have the same old theme music that just plays throughout most of the game with tiny variations to it.
I'd rather have it on mute than subject myself to hearing this again.
It's sad where we're at a point now, where other developers are outdoing Nintendo at what made them what they are today (the days of Super Mario Bros., 2 and 3 etc). They were like the king at 2D platforming? Now, you can get a Rayman game that better than a Mario game, yes a Rayman game, Rayman Origins to be clear. This series of games is so lazily made that Miyamoto even once admitted they didn't make Peach playable because it'd take extra work to animate her dress. He was probably joking, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was actually true.
It's a series that appeals to the masses and they clearly never care about playing the same thing over and over (Call of Duty, FIFA etc). Because of that, this will sell millions and go onto to being one of the best selling 3DS games and Nintendo will make a tonne of money from it.
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Bart (guest) on 21.04.2012 at 12:10#14
Shame it's on the 3DS. New Mario Bros multiplayer on the Wii was actually really fun for me. In single player it was boring as hell.
I can understand not doing much effort on 3DS for graphics or sound when it comes to this. Amazing (new) art styles on a tiny screen? I'm not going to listen to my favourite music through (my) phone speakers either.
This will just be a new portable mario, an expansion pack to the first new bros game on DS. It's minimal effort by Nintendo, I agree. Minimal effort and still sell 2 million of it? Probably. Not my style, but company mentality/business sense.
Let's see what the real mario brings in a few years.
For me, its not about the looks, Super Mario Bros has never been about looks, sure it has had to change from its existence but we don't play Super Mario for its looks, we play it because the games are fun and at the end of the day thats what really matters. The number 2 in the game title looks bit strange and with the golden characters its possibly a sign of something different about this game.
Same old boring Mario, yet again Nintendo are Dodging any real innovation and just working on the "nostalgia" nitch which has just been done to death now. I can't even begin to describe how much of an oxymoron the title of this game "NEW Super Mario 2". I won't be getting this, it'd only encourage Nintendo to not pull their finger out and keep milking it.
While I'm disappointed that this isn't gonna be too innovative, it's still gonna be a blast to play. I bet it'll still have that Nintendo touch, like when the enemies bop up and down to the tune of the music.
Isn't the 2 gold as well? or is that just my colour-blindness?
I don't really like the Graphical style, but the games haven't ever been the same, and there's always something new to change the gameplay, that, and they've been on 3 different consoles which means that many people may not have played the previous 2, and some will be new to the series with this.
I'm pretty mutual about the game, tbh. Part of me is a little "Meh" about the same art style, but part of me is looking forward to it, just because I had a lot of fun with NSMB and NSMB Wii.
I can still see this having quite a few new gameplay elements, but hopefully it'll have enough to set it apart from it's predecessors. Even if it's something like online leaderboards or online multiplayer/co-op.
As much as I love Nintendo, I was kinda hoping for a change of pace. Y'know, something other than a sidescroller for once. I mean, this looks nice, but maybe it's time to go in a different direction. What about, I dunno, a 3D Mario RPG game? Like the good ol' days of Super Mario RPG on the SNES.
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