The upcoming Nintendo Switch game Super Mario Bros. Wonder is debuting on October 20, and ahead of this Nintendo shared a preview as part of their “Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct 8.31.2023” video. The whole video is a little over 46 minutes, and the part with the preview starts at 29:50.
Pipe-Rock Plateau, Fluff-Puff Peaks, Shining Falls, and Petal Isles are all new worlds for the game. There are open areas as well. People can play as Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Red Toshi, Yellow Woshi, Blue Yoshi, Daisy, Yellow Toad, Blue Toad, Toadette, and Nabbit.
Bowser is of course up to no good again, and the tried and true villains Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Boo, and Lakitu will all be in the game. They’ll be joined by some new villains, though: Hoppycats, Melon Piranha Plants, Condarts, Konks, Mumsies, and Maw-Maws.
You can play with up to three friends locally. You can also play online. The Nintendo site explained more:
“If you’re playing solo or with a friend online, you can see where other online players have gone before you, helping you find the best way forward.
You can play online with up to 12 friends in a Co-Op Room, with up to 4 players on a single course. Help each other out or see who can finish first!
If you place a standee while you’re playing online, other players can use them to revive themselves! You can visit Poplin Shops on the world map and try to collect them all.”
Nintendo gave this description for the game:
“Classic Mario gameplay is turned on its head with the addition of Wonder Flowers in the Super Mario Bros. Wonder game. These game-changing items can make some wonderfully weird stuff happen!”
While the actual release is still almost two months away, the game is available for pre-order both digitally and physically.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.