Nintendo has revealed some gameplay for the upcoming Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. As well as a remastered version of the 2013 Wii U game, the package will also include a new open world-style take on Mario 3D World gameplay in Bowser's Fury.
What is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury gameplay like?
By the looks of a new trailer released today by Nintendo, Bowser's Fury will take place in a single interconnected open world-style level, contrary to the level-based approach of Super Mario 3D World. Mario will need to traverse a series of platforming challenges to collect Shine Sprite-style collectibles themed around cats. Along with returning enemies and allies from 3D World, Mario can also be seen working alongside Bowser Jr, who's squashing enemies and uncovering collectibles for Mario to use. We don't yet know whether Bowser Jr will be a playable character or simply a powerup-style ally. You can check out the new trailer right here:
As well as Bowser Jr (and a host of adorable new cat allies), Mario can also be seen squaring up to a new Giant form of Bowser. A huge spiky shell is visible from all areas of the level, and it seems that shell will transform into Giant Bowser, dropping new hazards into the level. Mario is seen collecting a giant bell, which turns him into a lion-themed variant of the standard Super Mario 3D World cat powerup. Looks like you'll need to face off against Giant Bowser in this new form, although whether this is a one-off thing or a regular occurrence remains to be seen.
A new Mario Red & Blue Nintendo Switch
As well as the new Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury gameplay, Nintendo has also revealed a new Switch variant. The Mario Red & Blue edition system has a distinct red and blue color scheme honoring everyone's favorite plumber. The console will feature red Joy-Cons with blue straps, a blue Joy-Con grip, a red dock, and a red Switch console. This is the first time the Switch itself - rather than its handheld-only Switch Lite cousin - has had a new color variant. It'll be available from February 12th and will set you back $299.99. You'll also get a carrying case and a screen protector alongside the main console.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury will launch for Nintendo Switch on February 12th, alongside the new console variant. The game won't automatically come bundled with the console, though, so watch out if you're looking to buy it.
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