[UPDATE] Mario makes giant leap into 1080p

New Super Mario Bros. U will display in the super sharp definition

Nintendo icon Mario will be displayed in 1080p for the first time ever in a video game with the upcoming launch of New Super Mario Bros. U.


The platform game will be available on Wii U launch day, November 30th.

A message on the game's official website reads: "Experience Mario like never before... in full 1080p HD, only on the Wii U console!"

[UPDATE: The message has been removed]

Only a handful of Wii U launch games will display in native 1080p, with many games - such as the Mass Effect 3 Wii U port - rendering in 720p.

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Nintendo has confirmed a Wii U release date of November 18 in the US, and a Wii U release date of November 30 in Europe. The company has set the US Wii U price at $299 for the basic model, while the UK Wii U price starts at £230.