Wii U to launch with a Mario game

Spike’s Geoff Keighley revealed that the Wii U is going to come out and launch with a Mario game on Day 1. Refusing to reveal anything else, this leaves a ton of possibilities up in the air – will it be another epic 3D adventure? Or perhaps a laid-back sports game? Maybe an early coming of Mario Kart?

Regardless, anything with Mario’s face on it tends to do well commercially, so it is a positive announcement however you look at it. What do you think this elusive Mario game will be?

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  1. Really hope it’s not a side scrolling affair. I’m sick to death of them.

  2. eagledarkx

    A tech-demo. There’s really nothing else that they would have by that time. This could also be a… dare I say it… Super Mario sunshine re-make…

  3. Hylianhero64

    I think it’d be smart for Nintendo to release a Mario game on their online storefront. That’s what I would expect if it’s that New Super Mario Bros. Mii demo they showed at E3.

    I hope it won’t be a side scroller though; I can’t imagine many ways such a Mario game would take advantage of the second screen (except for playing on it without the TV, but that’s not particularly creative).