We all know that Super Mario 3D Land on the 3DS is way more fun than the two-dimensional New Super Mario Bros. games. Nintendo seems to be on board with that notion as well, as the next Mario game to come out for Wii U will feature a 3D world and be appropriately named Super Mario 3D World.
The big takeaway here is the new power-up being introduced: the cat suit. Mario and friends can climb falls and attack enemies with melee attack while wearing the suit, which looks very fuzzy in the trailer above.
3D World also offers a throwback of sort to Super Mario Bros. 2, as the playable characters in the new game will be the same ones that starred in the 1988 classic. Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach will all be playable and all will have unique abilities.
There will be giant bosses to defeat, Yoshi-like sea critters to ride, huge ice skates to frolic in, and probably much more to experience in Super Mario 3D World when it comes out this December on Wii U.
If you want to get your hands on the game before then, note that 3D World is one of four Nintendo titles being made available at select Best Buy stores this month. We’ll have in-depth coverage of the Best Buy games later this week.