Fans of the Mushroom Kingdom will have plenty of choice, with new Nintendo 3DS titles featured in Nintendo Direct!
Mama-mia! Fans of the Mushroom Kingdom have plenty to look forward to...
Let's take a closer look at some of the fun-filled Mario games that we'll have in our hands over the next few months and next year…
- Mario Sports Superstars
Mario and friends take their love for sports to the next level, with a brand new title that includes fully-fledged versions of not one, not three, but five different sports, including:
- Eleven-a-side football (soccer)
Each sport includes single-player tournaments for each sport, plus local and online multiplayer modes so you can challenge family and friends, as well as online rivals from around the world!
This five-sport compilation is scheduled to launch autumn 2017 in Australia and New Zealand.
- Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
Now Nintendo 3DS owners will have access to a near-unlimited wealth of Super Mario courses to play, anytime, anywhere!
Players can also create courses with nearly all of the tools available in the original Wii U version, along with interactive lessons for beginners.
In a feature unique to the Nintendo 3DS version, friends can collaborate on level designs by sharing them with another game owner locally before they’re complete.
While courses can’t be shared online, players can connect to the internet to download and play select courses from the Wii U version.
Additionally, the game includes 100 Nintendo-designed courses with new challenges, like collecting every coin or defeating all enemies.
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS is scheduled to launch on 3rd December.
- Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
The colourful and totally adorable Wii U game is making its way to Nintendo 3DS (SRP AU$59.95).
The Nintendo 3DS version contains some new features, plus every stage available in the Wii U original.
Enjoy exclusive new stages that focus on Yoshi’s companion Poochy. Players must time Poochy’s jumps to collect beads and Poochy Pups as they head for the goal. Poochy Pups are curious little helpers who jump on suspicious spots to indicate where players should look for secrets and collectables.
Players can also enjoy 30 animated shorts featuring Yoshi and Poochy, created in collaboration with Japanese stop-motion animation studio Dwarf. These animated shorts are only available on the Nintendo 3DS version.
Last and definately not least, a yarn amiibo figure of Poochy will launch at the same time as the game on 4th February, 2017 (SRP AU$24.95).
A special bundle including the game, a Poochy amiibo and a Pink Yarn Yoshi amiibo will also be available from the same date in Australia and New Zealand (SRP AU$84.95).
- Mario Party: Star Rush
No more taking turns – everyone moves at once.
In Toad Scramble, players move freely across an open map, and whoever reaches the boss first goes right into a mini-game, with other players joining in when they catch up.
Though all players start off as a Toad, Mushroom Kingdom allies are waiting around the board to team up.
The game features seven modes, including the fast-paced minigame gauntlet Coinathlon and Mario Shuffle, in which players manoeuvre three pieces to their opponent’s side of the board.
Also announced is the free Mario Party: Star Rush – Party Guest software, which lets up to four players enjoy the full range of multiplayer modes with only one version of the full game between them*.
Mario Party: Star Rush and the Party Guest software launches in Australia and New Zealand on 8th October along with amiibo figures of Boo, Donkey Kong, Rosalina and Wario, followed by Waluigi, Diddy Kong and Daisy on 5th November.
An Australia and New Zealand-exclusive bundle will also launch on 8th October at a suggested retail price of AU$69.95, which will include a copy of Mario Party: Star Rush, a Yoshi amiibo from the Super Mario Collection and an NFC Reader/Writer so that players can enjoy amiibo with their Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS console.
The game is also compatible with the Super Mario series of amiibo figures.
Watch the latest Nintendo Direct video here…
You can catch a recap of all the latest announcements at the Nintendo Direct website.
* Software update required.