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Nintendo Will Demonstrate Mario for Wii U at E3 This Year

Everyone’s favourite cheeky plumber had better get the suntan lotion ready, as he’s going to be heading to the E3 gaming event in Los Angeles this summer to demonstrate the latest Super Mario Bros. title for the Wii U.

Mario’s creator and current Head of Development at Nintendo, Shigeru ‘Shigsy’ Miyamoto, has recently spoken with Spanish newspaper El Mundo about demonstrating the company’s next-gen games console at the huge event.

Miyamoto mentioned in the interview that he was preparing to demonstrate the Mario launch title, which should be Super Mario Bros. for Wii U, at the Los Angeles event. The title will make the most of the Wii U’s features, and will no doubt bring amazingly fun mini games to the console’s snazzy touchscreen controller.

The game is expected to follow on from New Super Mario Bros. on the current Wii console, offering Nintendo’s brilliant 3D platform title with a new twist. While it hasn’t yet been confirmed if the game will be a release game to launch in partnership with the console, we’re almost certain that Nintendo won’t launch a new console without a hint of Mario somewhere in there.

As for the console itself, it’s recently been reported that Nintendo aims to launch it in plenty of time before Christmas this year, with a leaked date of November 18th currently the closest thing to real that we have to go on.

Nintendo recently registered the domain name for another Mario game – Super Mario 4. This title is expected to be a side-scrolling platform adventure for Nintendo’s current handheld console, the 3DS. We’re expecting to hear more on that, along with Mario for the Wii U, at E3 later this year.

The E3 gaming expo takes place in Los Angeles between June 5th and 7th, and with both Sony and Microsoft denying that they will each demonstrate their new consoles there it looks as though Nintendo could steal the show this year.

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Source: El Mundo