Wii U game lineup punctuated by New Super Mario Bros. U

Nintendo says it will launch a Wii U-based Super Mario title.

Here's a glimpse at New Super Mario Bros. U.
Here's a glimpse at New Super Mario Bros. U. James Martin/CNET

Surprise, surprise: Nintendo will be launching a Super Mario title for Wii U.

Dubbed New Super Mario Bros. U, the game is designed to take advantage of Nintendo's social platform, Miiverse. In fact, the company says that the title will have a "real-time social window" in-game as the person is playing, and will connect with others.

Aside from that, the title appears to be the typical Mario experience, complete with users being able to jump and fly around levels. Nintendo only showed off a trailer for the title, and did not spend any time actually playing the game during its E3 keynote.

Like other titles announced at Nintendo's E3 keynote, the game company failed to announce pricing or availability. However, given Nintendo's history with other console launches, it seems awfully likely that New Super Mario Bros. U will launch around the same time the Wii U hits store shelves this holiday season.

This story has been updated throughout the morning.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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