After a brief trailer and the announcement of a Mario-themed Switch yesterday, Nintendo has today shone an even brighter spotlight on its upcoming remaster Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, which features both the original Wii U game and an entirely new one rolled into a single package.
The overview trailer runs through all the new features set to be included in the game, such as an online multiplayer mode to supplement the local co-op of the original. Indeed, not only is there now the option to play with friends online as a team, but there’s a competitive mode as well. You’ll need a Switch Online membership to take advantage, of course.
Elsewhere, the creatives out there can look forward to a photo mode called Snapshot Mode, which actually looks pretty robust with all sorts of filters and stickers to enhance your pictures.
As for Bowser’s Fury, we learn that it’s a cat-tastic new adventure in which Mario travels to feline-inspired Lake Lapcat as he takes on the nefarious Fury Bowser. Helping his mission is a new mechanic that allows Mario to turn into a cat himself thanks to the mysterious Gigabell. Check it out below.
There’s good news for Amiibo fans, too, as the game is both compatible with the entire range and also two new ones in the form of Cat Mario and Cat Peach Amiibo. The former allows you to transform into the invincible White Cat Mario, while Peach is able to summon a random power up.
A Tweet from Nintendo offers a closer look:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 13, 2021