Homebrew Wii developers working on an unofficial New Super Mario Bros W

first_imgNew Super Mario Bros. Wii came out well over a year ago, and almost anyone who’s had a Wii has played the game at one point or another. Nintendo hasn’t announced plans for another Wii-based Mario game since then. In the vacuum left behind, a group of Mario fans have teamed up to build a fan-made, unofficial sequel to New Super Mario Bros. Wii, called Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii.Since Nintendo has said they’re planning to unveil their next generation console at E3, it’s unlikely they’ll put too much additional effort into new titles for the Wii, depending on the timeline for that console’s launch. In the interim, a group of dedicated fans, modders, developers, and homebrew gamers have teamed up to build a successor to the original game.The new game is scheduled for release in November, and the devs behind it plan to release it in a downloadable format that, according to the team, will work on “any homebrew-capable Wii console” and promises you won’t need to resort to “piracy or ISOs” in order to play.All of the similarities and the fact that the modders are using Nintendo’s original art and designs have led to the natural conclusion by many that Nintendo will torpedo this project as soon as it can. Others project that Nintendo will probably wait until the game is near completion and then hit the developers with a cease-and-desist order. Either way, time will tell whether Nintendo will let this one through, although chances are pretty dim that this game will ever see the light of day.Still, Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii will feature over 100 new levels, brand new art, new gameplay styles and power-ups, new maps and enemies, and according to the developers, new “gameplay mechanics,” all designed to create a whole new game – not just a re-skin of the existing game with different terrain. That may have been enough to appease hungry Mario fans anyway, considering how long it’s been since we’ve seen a Wii-based Mario game, but the video looks like we’re about to get much much more.The video shows us we may be in store for ice-covered levels featuring Mario in a penguin suit sliding on his stomach across gaps and obstacles, and mini-Mario levels with super-sized Goombas and Koopas. All of this is side by side with more standard-looking Mario levels that look familiar and easy to jump into and play – that is, if we ever get to play it.Read more at RVLution, via Kotakulast_img read more