Super Mario 3DS out this year, screens

New trailer and screens shown off for first 3D Mario game created from scratch

Nintendo has confirmed that Super Mario 3D will launch for 3DS this Christmas.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime showed off a new trailer for the game - which you can see below - during the company's E3 press conference, showing off Mario in his Racoon suit.


The Mario Galaxy-esque looking title - the first 3D Mario game created from scratch for a portable - will feature a mixture of 2D and 3D environments.

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Here's Nintendo's official feature list:

  • 3D visuals make it easier for players to judge the depths and distances in their
    environments. Players can more accurately judge the jump to the next platform or how far
    Mario is from a question block.
  • New and familiar abilities add unique game-play strategies to the adventure. Mario can
    perform a rolling somersault attack or run fast with a dash move. Or, as Tanooki Mario, he
    can use his tail to hover, perform floating jumps or attacks.
  • The Circle Pad gives players complete control to confidently move Mario through fun and
    challenging environments.
  • New enemies include Goombas with tails, tall stacks of Goombas and a Piranha Plant
    that spits ink to obscure a player's view.