New Super Mario Bros. & Pikmin 3 Debuting At E3 2012

Confirmed by Nintendo, a new Super Mario Bros. game and Pikmin 3 will be waiting for us to see at this year’s E3.

New Super Mario Bros Wii U E3 2011 Demo Image

Oh, the world of press can be a strange thing indeed. A recent Shigeru Miyamoto interview by the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, caught the legendary gaming developer in admitting that a new Super Mario Bros. game would be revealed for the Nintendo Wii U at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.

Here’s the rub, though. Miyatmoto was never fully quoted himself in saying this; rather it was the El Mundo who came to that conclusion own their own behalf. After that major scoop was published, the website Eurogamer called out to Nintendo for a comment to the El Mundo story, which in return got them a surprising confirmation from a Nintendo spokesperson.

However the press wires got weirdly crossed, and whoever originally leaked the news, we definitely know now that a new Super Mario Bros. game will be announced at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles. And more importantly, for Nintendo’s upcoming new console with its touch-screen embedded controller, the Wii U.

Word on the street has it though, that Mario’s first outing for the Wii U won’t be a dramatic change in series, and well likely be based on a New Super Mario Bros. Wii-esque game that was demoed at E3 2011. May I direct your eyes to Exhibit A above, the header pic, as an example of what we might see at Nintendo’s E3 presser in two month’s time.

Hmm, this unnamed Super Mario Bros. title could certainly be that – or – knowing how fast Nintendo loves to quickly shake-up direction to their internal gaming projects, the design of this game could have moved well beyond what we see here.

Pikmin Nintendo Image 1

Oh, and that’s probably for a game that’s been in development for two or three years. Think about a game like Pikmin 3, which has been talked about in frequent past conversations with Shigeru Miyamoto – and looky here – just recently got the E3 2012 confirmation from Nintendo.

The last Pikim game (Pikmin 2, obviously) was back in 2004, and at E3 2011, the popular real-time strategy game had been reportedly moved in development to the Nintendo Wii U. It going to be super interesting to see how Pikmin 3 looks in terms of graphics, and how it will use the Wii U’s new controller in game play interaction. Many fantastic uses, I’m sure.

What else is on tap for your geek-centric, destination Lots! Like the Space Shuttle Discovery hitching a ride on the back of a Boeing 747, and pellet-eating Pac-Man checking out an AC Milan vs. Barcelona football match (sort of.)