Some new footage has been released for New Super Mario 3D Land in the new Iwata Asks on the Japanese Nintendo site. The new footage shows fans another playable character for the game. Who else would it be? None other than his trusty companion! Yes, Luigi will most definitely be a playable character on New Super Mario 3D!
We also knew that the Tanooki and the Boomerang suits would make their way into the game. These videos will show them in action! Nintendo Everything did a compilation of the videos, in which you can see in the video to the left. To skip to the footage of Luigi and the Tanooki suit, see the two videos below.
Super Mario 3D Land releases on November 13th for, of course, the Nintendo 3DS. New Yorkers get to play it first! Yup, you lucky New York residents get to get your hands on the game the day before it is released.
Here is the official Nintendo press release that details the event:
To celebrate the launch of the Super Mario 3D Land™ game for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, Nintendo is giving fans in New York City a rare opportunity to experience how 3D significantly enhances and reinvents the beloved Mario gaming experience. Anyone who visits Times Square on Nov. 12 will be invited to play inside Mario’s 3D world with life size warp pipes, trampoline coin jumps and a flag pole finale! Consumers will also have a special opportunity to play Super Mario 3D Land in advance of its official Nov. 13 release date.
Among Mario’s World 3D game-play experience, attendees will also be able to enjoy: — A performance from a mass group of Nintendo characters at the start of the event — A set of exclusive Tanooki ears and tails as featured in the original franchise, rewarded to fans onsite throughout the event (available while supplies last). — A “Mushroom Kingdom” Pizza truck nearby offering free mushroom pizza slices to the first 1,000 consumers onsite that tweet using the #SuperMario3D hashtag.
— Additionally, in advance of its official Nov. 13 release date, Nintendo is rewarding its biggest fans in attendance with an exclusive limited early sale of the game at Toys “R” Us located in Times Square on Nov. 12.
Super Mario 3D Land is the first Mario™ game created for Nintendo 3DS. The platform utilizes 3D visuals to deliver classic Mario action with enhanced depth, distance and speed, all without the need for special glasses. To date, more than 262 million Super Mario games have been sold around the globe, making it one of the world’s most widely enjoyed video game series.
Mario costume characters, kids, adults, teens, parents, and video game fans will be in attendance
Saturday, Nov. 12: 10 a.m.
Military Island at Times Square Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets New York, NY 10036
- A large group of Nintendo characters performing and participating in activities throughout the event.
- A multi-sensory environment constructed from the ground-up to depict Mario’s World in the middle of Times Square.
- Inside Mario’s world fans will be jumping for coins, going into a warp pipe and sliding down the iconic flagpole.
- Hundreds of fans wearing their Tanooki ears and tails as Mario does in the game
- Super Mario 3D Land game footage featured on the Jumbotron that fans and passersby can watch.
- B-roll and photos available.
I am extremely jealous of those that will be able to make it to the event! I mean come on….a set of exclusive Tanooki ears and tails, A “Mushroom Kingdom” Pizza truck giving out free mushroom pizza slices, and being greeted by “a mass group of Nintendo characters”? If you live in New York, I recommend that you do not miss out on this even!
With the additions of the Tanooki suit, the Boomerang suit, and now Luigi, who would want to pass it up? Will you be picking up Super Mario 3D Land?
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