E3 2012: New Super Mario Bros. Wii U Screen Shots
New screen shots have emerged for the tentatively titled, Super Mario Bros. Wii U
. The pictures capture the game's beautiful art style but also shows off more features for the Wii U controller, now reportedly called the Wii U GamePad. Nintendo also unveiled some exciting new features for Wii U at their pre-E3 show, one of which was "Miiverse".
Basically it's a universe where your unique Mii avatar can interact with other gamers close to you, very similar to the 3DS's StreetPass feature. In one of the pictures you'll notice a close up on the Wii U GamePad. While playing the new Super Mario Bros.
game you can move across a world's hub and check out short messages from other gamers. Hints, comments, and suggestions from other players opens up all kinds of social gaming possibilities. It's a cool little feature. You'll notice that one of the Mii's has a banner above its head saying: "Cleared in under 100 seconds!". Could this be a subtle hint of Nintendo using some form of Achievements or Trophies? Maybe. Maybe not. Though I wouldn't mind that they use a feature like that.