The Wii U hasn’t had of ton of games to turn to lately, but the month of October may bring some Mario goodness to needy owners of the system. Computer and Video Games released a report that provided some details on Nintendo’s Wii U plans. Nintendo may be releasing a new 3D Mario game this year in October, thanks to this statement about the company’s future PR/marketing plans:
The marketing campaign will commence at the Los Angeles event (although some claim sooner), where the 3D Mario game will also be playable on the show floor. The title will be released before October, pending development delays.
Another Mario 3D Game would likely bring more gamers to the Wii U, since future games like a new Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. are also on the horizon for the struggling console.
CVG nabbed a few comments from Shelly Pearce, the PR director at Nintendo UK, about Nintendo’s future Wii U efforts:
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 line up 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. We are looking forward to launching these in the UK and for the opportunity to showcase the full potential of Wii U.
Nintendo is planning to hold a number of special event instead of holding their traditional press conference at this year’s E3. The new 3D Mario Game will surely be playable on the show floor for the expo’s participants.