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3D Mario and other Wii U games coming this year?

posted 4 May 2013, 04:23 by Subik Khawaja   [ updated 8 Mar 2014, 12:39 ]

According to sources at gaming site CVG, the new 3D Mario will come out in October, along with Mario Kart and other games in time for this holiday season. Sales of the Wii U are low, and Nintendo is apparently going to pull a release strategy similar to the 3DS, with a number of Wii U games releasing during the second half of the year, and 3D Mario in October. Both the new Mario and Mario Kart will be playable at this year's E3 in June.

Shelly Pearce, the PR director at Nintendo UK, told CVG: "From July onwards we will launch a succession of Wii U titles and we will promote these extensively until the end of the year. Marketing activity will include TV, print, online and PR as well as comprehensive experiential and social media campaigns." "We have a strong lineup planned for Wii U in the second half of 2013 including the likes of Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U."