Nintendo just released new information for Super Mario Bros. Wonder as part of today’s Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct.
We get to see new gameplay mechanics, power-ups, Wonder effects, and a whole lot more!
Check out the details straight from Nintendo Direct:
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Get ready to jump into the unexpected with Super Mario Bros. Wonder—the next evolution of Mario fun and the first 2D side-scrolling Super Mario Bros. game in more than 10 years! With a new Flower Kingdom to explore and a varied roster of playable characters, Super Mario Bros. Wonder also introduces Wonder Flowers – game-changing items that create surprising effects you have to see to believe.
In Super Mario Bros. Wonder, the benevolent Prince Florian invites Mario and his friends to the Flower Kingdom – a not-so-distant land just beyond the Mushroom Kingdom. But Bowser, the King of the Koopas, has other plans. With just a single touch of the mysterious Wonder Flower, Bowser merges with Prince Florian’s castle. Thanks to his newfound power, chaos spreads across the land. Now it’s up to Mario and pals to stop Bowser and save the Flower Kingdom. Here are just a handful of the features and highlights that players can experience on this flower-ful adventure:
- A Kingdom Teeming with Variety – The Flower Kingdom is made up of six distinct worlds that circle the Petal Isles, giving you a total of seven areas to explore. Traverse multiple islands, dive into the sea and spelunk through caves. A rich variety of courses await in each world, and you can even walk freely through open areas you find on the world map.
- Wondering About Wonder Effects? Expect the Unexpected – Wonder Flowers thrive off this world’s mysterious power and release it when in bloom. When you touch a Wonder Flower in a course, a Wonder effect will trigger, causing dramatic changes. Pipes might start moving, the terrain may tilt, your perspective can change or you might float through space. There are even Wonders that can transform your character into a Goomba or a Spike-Ball.
- Charismatic Characters at Your Command – Besides Mario, you can also play as Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Blue Toad or Yellow Toad, and even Toadette. They all play the same, so go with your favorite or mix it up with someone different. Yoshis and Nabbit won’t take damage, so they’re a smart choice if you’re looking for a more easygoing experience.
- Plenty of Power-Ups – Super Mario Bros. Wonder features the debut of new power-ups such as the Elephant Fruit, which allows Mario and some of his friends to transform into Elephant form. Throw around your weight—and your nose—as you swing your trunk to attack enemies, destroy blocks and dash across large gaps. The Bubble form allows you to blow floating bubbles that can be used to capture enemies from a distance. The Drill form makes dealing with spiky or hard-headed enemies a breeze. It also allows you to burrow and move through the ground.
Additionally, The company announced a brand-new Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Mario Red Edition. The Joy-Cons and dock are themed in red, and the dock features a silhouette of the classic Mario jump and an arrangement gold coins on the back. The new handheld/console will release on October 6 for $349.99 USD.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder will release for the Nintendo Switch on October 20, 2023.