The big day is finally here.... Super Mario 3D World, the most anticipated Wii U title since the system came out a year ago is officially released across Europe and the UK today and will follow in Australia in a day or two. Of course it has been out in the U.S and Japan etc for a week already but don't even get me started on that. (Yeah I know, its always been the same, but it doesn't make it any less irritating).
This will be the most multiplayer focused Mario platforming adventure to date and also features epic 1080P HD visual, an orchestrated soundtrack and tweaked controls and physics over New Super Mario Bros U, which could admittedly be a little irritating in multiplayer.
The front cover of the 261st edition of EDGE Magazine stating SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD as the reason to own a WII U
So get ready to embark on a mission to rescue the Sprixie Princesses from the clutches of Bowser, a tall order I know, but with the new power-ups by your side such as the super bell making you into a cat, cannon box power-up to blast your foes into oblivion etc this should take the edge off.
My copy is due in 1 hour, if DPD fail me, I am going to be very upset.
We am partnering with a popular Twitch TV channel starting from tonight and will be livestreaming Mario Fridays starting of course with Super Mario 3D World. This will be starting approx 8pm UK time tonight, like us on facebook, join us on google or twitter and I'll post the link to the livestreams there, you should come check us out.
This is the most hyped Mario title I can remember in an extremely long time, heres a sample of some of the reviews its been getting from some of the larger online gaming authority sites:-
Eurogamer - 10/10 review score
"3D World is an endless freewheeling treat of a game, and it starts with what feels like one of the greatest Mario power-ups of all time: Cat Mario"
CVG - 10/10 review score
"Super Mario 3D World is brimming over with invention and generosity. Of all the games released in the next couple of months, it might deserve the biggest fanfare of them all."
Nintendo Life - 10/10 review score
"This is a definitive 3D Mario experience, succesfully finding a middle-ground between the iconic Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy"
IGN - 9.6/10 review score
"Super Mario 3D World is marvelous, and its constant variety and fantastic light-hearted co-op play proves that Nintendo still knows exactly how to tweak the Mario formula in fun ways."
Edge - 9/10 review score
"This is Mario like you've never seen him before, and unlike so many of his next-gen rivals, he nips along at an effortless 60fps. If the true measure of new hardware's worth is how stark the difference is between it and what came before, then this is the most next-gen game that 2013 has yet produced."
And as we know Super Mario 3D World is spearheading a nice "pipe"line of upcoming big hitters for Nintendo, Zelda's Link Between worlds has just dropped, and we still have Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros U and 3DS to look forward to in the earlier part of 2014.
Nintendo have also got a Wii U premium bundle set up now that includes New Super Mario Bros U, New Super Luigi U as well as Super Mario 3D World in one bundle. You can check that out on their official store.