Nintendo Co. this week demonstrated Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
In the preview, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Peach roamed freely in large three-dimensional levels that held Super Mario staples like power blocks and coins. The new Cat power-up allows users a large degree of platform freedom, including the ability to scratch enemies, climb walls, and climb up the final flag post for a 1-up.
In another level, users had to platform against a moving 3D structure amid an array of Bullet Bill cannons.
The gameplay was solid with the analog stick. The four-player cooperative action held a competitive edge with users fighting for coins and stars to achieve the best high score.
The graphics engine was vibrant at 60 frames-per-second. Mario and friends looked their best in well-rendered builds and new, innovative level construction.
Super Mario 3D World will be released in Dec.