Super Mario Bros. Wonder, A New 2D Mario, Is Releasing In October

In an announcement following the presentation, Nintendo explained that the adventure kicks off when Mario touches a “Wonder Flower.” That unlocks various wonders of the world that change gameplay in unique ways, like making pipes come alive or summoning hordes of enemies. Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, and Yoshi are all playable characters, and the game features four-player co-op. A piece of key art released alongside the announcement hints at other elements like Luigi using a giant hat as a glider.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder preorders are now live.

While Mario has featured in several spin-offs, remakes, and HD collections of older games over the last couple of years, he's had a more limited solo career on the Switch since that console launched. Mario's last original 2D game was Super Mario Maker 2 in 2019, a combination of Mario's signature platforming action combined with a level creation system.

Other games in the franchise for Switch include the launch title Super Mario Odyssey, two crossovers with Ubisoft in the turn-based Mario + Rabbids series, and a port of the Wii U's Super Mario 3D World, which expanded significantly on the original game.

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