Monday, 29 August 2011

Super Mario 3DS Games Should Grace UK Stores By November 2011...

Yet more good news for Super Mario fans. Earlier this month, Mini Gamers reported that the first batch of 3DS Super Mario games had been given a December 2011 release date, including Mario Kart 7, which is now due for UK release on the 2nd of December 2011.

However, it seems as though Mario and co will actually be appearing on the 3DS a few weeks earlier than we originally anticipated.

The first Super Mario game has now been confirmed as Super Mario Land 3D, which  utilises a lot of the gameplay mechanics of the older Super Mario Land games, which were first developed for Nintendo's Game Boy console, but for the first time ever in a Super Mario Land game, the backgrounds and characters will appear in REAL autostereoscopic 3D, (as opposed to the chunky3D-looking characters of yesteryear,) adding a greater sense of depth and realism into the game.

New 3DS features for the game include use of the gyroscopic sensor, however, we are unsure exactly how this will be used in the game at present. Mario will also get an impressive Somersault attack move, and will be able to run even faster with the 'dash' button feature.

Both Super Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario Land 3D will also be joined on December 2nd 2011 by another 3DS game, this time starring Mario's brother in Luigi's Mansion 2 3D.

With all three games being released in time for the UK Christmas market, it looks like December 2011 is set to be a busy time for everyone's favourite Italian plumber!

There are still no confirmed UK release dates for the remaining two Mario 3DS games, Paper Mario and Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, but Mini Gamers is sure that they will be scheduled for release some time next year, giving Mario fans even more 3D gaming fun to look forward to.

Remember to check in with the Mini Gamers blogsite for more news updates on these games as they occur.