The 'Shroom:Issue XXXII/Upcoming Games

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Upcoming Games

By Paper Pikachu (talk)

Hi everybody, The Writer Formerly Known as P. Trainer, Paper Pikachu here, welcoming you to another section of Upcoming Games. I apologise for my absence in the previous issue, as there was a family tragedy and I had to go offline for a while. For those who already know, I appreciate you support. However, the ‘Shroom must go on, and I will to, featuring one of the most anticipated games (or at least around my house)…

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

The return of console platforming for Mario, and it looks like Nintendo is going all out for it. Bowser, Bowser Jr., the Koopalings, and Kamek all in one game. Need I say more? Yes, because it’s about to get better. Yoshi’s are back to the platforming world, with their tongues allowing them to eat many different objects (such as Hammer’s), and their classic flutter jump ability returning as well.

Artwork of the Koopalings holding their magic wands, from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
The intro has also been revealed, featuring the Koopalings and Bowser Jr. infiltrating Princess Peach’s Birthday Party, where Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, and Yellow Toad are guests. After revealing themselves, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings throw the cake on the Princess, and run off, throwing it into an airship as Mario and the gang give chase, after which the Propeller Mushroom and Penguin Suit are blasted into the sky, scattering them throughout the kingdom. The Koopalings will later be fought in the Castles of each world, in order being Larry Koopa, Roy Koopa, Lemmy Koopa, Wendy O. Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr., and Ludwig Von Koopa. At the end of each World-End Fortress, Kamek appears and drops Magic Dust around the arena, adding a more challenging element then when the Koopaling was fought earlier. For example, Lemmy Koopa gets a larger ball to stand on. Bowser Jr. is fought in the World 4 Airship, bringing with him a Koopa Clown Car of his own, and is assumed to be fought in the final world. Each world also retains a theme, and for the first 8 worlds, the themes are, in order, Plains, Desert, Ice, Seaside, Forest, Mountains, Clouds, and Bowser’s Land. The theme for World 9 however, has yet to be revealed.

It is to be released in Australia on Nov. 12, North America on Nov. 15, Europe on Nov. 20, and Japan on Dec. 3.

WarioWare: D.I.Y.

Main article: WarioWare: D.I.Y.
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Already released to Japanese audiences, WarioWare: D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) is the most recent title in the WarioWare series, and the second for the Nintendo DS. It features the ability to create your own microgames, music, and comics, which can be shared via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

It is to be released this year in North America. No confirmation has been given as to if it will be released in Europe or Australia.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

No new information has since been revealed about one of the games the got the most applause at E3 2009. Returning to the game is Yoshi, who can eat fruit to gain new abilities, such as inflating like a balloon and hovering (ala Bee Mario), and the ability to run up steep inclines at an amazing speed.

It has been confirmed it will be released in 2010 for North American, European, and Japanese audiences. No release date has yet been announced for Australia.