Nintendo has revealed a whole bunch of new New Super Mario Bros U details in a press release, including new game modes, the return of the world map, and even a new character.
Players will be able to experience the new Challenge Mode, where the objective is to complete a level with certain challenges. For example, this includes completing a level without getting a single coin, or even without touching the ground. Challenge Mode will also include Time Attack, where players have to complete the level within a certain time frame.
Another addition is “Coin Battle”, where several players compete on who can collect the most coins on a level. The coin layout on each level can be customized via the GamePad, and saved for later use.
New info on the World Map was revealed as well. New Super Mario Bros U will be the first 2D Mario game since 1992 to have a World Map. Players will be able to navigate and visit the 7 different game worlds and their many levels, and the map features shortcuts to many of the places.
Finally, Nintendo revealed a brand new character for New Super Mario Bros U. Called “Nabbit” (as seen on the image above), his a little fellow who appears on the world map. Players will have to chase him throughout the map, and if they manage to catch him, they receive a “P-Acorn”, which will allow them to fly through an entire level.