Today, Nintendo finally opened the full official website for New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (though one section is still missing), sharing some additional details about the game. There’s also a lot of video clips: we went ahead and merged them in a single video, for your viewing convenience!
Here’s the video:
If you want even more footage, here’s a video showcasing one of the game’s challenges, played with Peachette:
But that’s not all: the overview trailer is also available!
As mentioned during the Nintendo Direct where it was revealed, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe features no less than 164 courses:
- the 82 courses from New Super Mario Bros. U
- the 82 courses from New Super Luigi U (with a 100s time limit, making for a rather intense platforming experience!)
Alongside the playable characters from the original version of the game (Mario, Luigi, and Toad), there’s two new playable characters:
The Super Crown is an exclusive item only Toadette can use. It allows her to transform into Peachette, who can use a double jump and float in the air (pretty much like Peach in Super Mario Bros. 2), making it pretty easy to get some coins in Coin Battle. Pits are also no big deal when you’re playing as Peachette! Finally, various power-ups will look different when using her as Toadette.
As for Nabbit, he’s the perfect character for newcomers, or those who want to relax a bit: he cannot take any damage, which means you can run and jump around without a care in the world… those pesky spikes, enemies, and other pain-inducing obstacles cannot do anything against you. This makes collecting coins in Coin Battle rather easy since you can just slip through enemies!
And unlike Mario and Luigi, Nabbit and Toadette can quickly stop on the spot while running, making it easier to avoid falling into a pit or ram into an enemy.
But while those special abilities are definitely handy, they do have some setbacks. Take Peachette’s floating ability for example: it’s pretty slow, which means Boost Rush Mode is going to be pretty tricky for you (in that mode, the level scrolls automatically, and it keeps going faster as you collect coins). As for Nabbit, he may be invicible, but he cannot take any power-ups, making collecting coins rather difficult in some situations.
Finally, the game is now available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop in Japan. It costs 6 458 Yen, and requires only 2.5GB of free space. If you pre-purchase or purchase the game before January 14th, you can get twice the usual amount of Gold Coins (just like in Europe). And in case you’re wondering: yes, the Japanese version does offer an English language option!
Finally, here’s some more screenshots for the game:
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch) comes out on January 11th worldwide.