In our E3 hands-on video you got to see Super Mario 3D World, which has Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess as playable characters. We figured that roster of characters was inspired from the original Super Mario Bros. 2 here in America, but it turns out Princess Peach wasn’t always planned to be a playable character. Game director Koichi Hayashida stated that Peach wasn’t planned as a character, but the game’s producer Yoshiaki Koizumi insisted on including her.
“I think she adds a lot to the sense of competition when you get in multiplayer. You can have different people choosing different characters based on their personality or whoever they like. And Princess Peach is just really a lot of fun to play!”
Super Mario 3D World is currently being shown off at E3 2013. You can check out our hands-on footage and let us know what you think about the decision to add Princess Peach to the game in the comments below.