At the time of writing, we are now a little bit more than a month away from E3, an event that many would describe as the gaming industry’s Super Bowl. If that’s the case, then Nintendo has just scored the first touchdown in what is sure to be a bloodbath among the big three of modern hardware development.
Early this morning, word broke that Shigeru Miyamoto had, in a Spanish publication entitled El Mundo, made reference to the existence of a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U that would be making its subsequent debut at this year’s E3; chaos ensued. Nintendo, picking up on the hysteria of the moment, officially confirmed to Eurogamer that a Super Mario Bros. for the Wii U will be revealed at E3.
The only concrete details on the new game in the Super Mario Bros. line are the fact that, as has been iterated several times above, it will see the light of day at E3 and that the title will, as confirmed by Shigeru Miyamoto in the aforementioned interview, heavily integrate the television screen with the remote screen seen on the Wii U’s new, tablet-inspired controller.
Over a month separates us from E3 2012, and already it’s hitting the fans; after all, it is the most wonderful time of the year.