E3 2012: Nintendo Announced the Next Super Mario Bros.

E3 2012: Nintendo Announced the Next Super Mario Bros.

Today at E3 Nintendo has announced the next in their classic series to be one of the first titles for the Wii-U, New Super Mario Bros.U. With a name like that it might just be a placeholder, but still it’s good to know Nintendo will lead off the Wii-U on traditional footing.

We got a chance to see some of the gameplay, and while it does look like a Super Mario Bros. game,  there are some new features as well. Up to four players can work together to complete a level, with a 5th using their touchpad to drop boxes and other helpful items. We also got a peek at the social window which allows players to leave messages and compare times. Look for New Super Mario Bros.U on the Wii-U coming soon!