New Super Mario Bros. U

New Super Mario Bros. U News for Wii U

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Mario's debut on Nintendo's Wii U looked set to dazzle onlookers with super sharp 1080p visuals, but this Full HD dream now appears to be over.

Yesterday the game's website stated that fans would be able to "experience Mario like never before... in full 1080p HD", but Eurogamer has noticed the page has been altered to simply state "in high definition". Boo!

New Super Mario Bros. U will be released November 30. Analysis

The 1080p listing was in all likelihood a mistake by whoever was updating the game's website, perhaps confused by the fact Wii U can output in 1080p – much in the same way Xbox 360 and PS3 can but usually only render games at 720p.

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CheekyLee@ BC_Animus

I doubt it's that they are struggling to get it running at 1080p, but that they haven't bothered. And all evidence so far is that U is more powerful than current gen consoles, but less powerful than current high end PCs. (I like this idea of just calling it the U, and am going to do that from now on!) Certainly, it ran Darksiders II with no discernable difference from a PS3/XBox, which is literally the only comparison game I have seen on it so far.
Posted 10:45 on 13 October 2012
FantasyMeister's Avatar


All they have to do is say it's running in 1080p, nobody will then notice.
Posted 10:28 on 13 October 2012
BC_Animus's Avatar


I recall Sony and Microsoft doing something similar when their consoles launched. Having said that, if Nintendo's having trouble creating a 1080p Mario in this day and age... thats not a good sign for the U, considering it's playing catch up with the current gen's aging systems at launch and it's already seemingly having troubles.
Posted 09:46 on 13 October 2012
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Yeah, this isn't surprising. I don't doubt that it can run the game at 1080p, but this is still launch window stuff. I wasn't buying the game anyway.
Posted 11:40 on 12 October 2012

Game Stats

Release Date: 30/11/2012
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Platformer
No. Players: 1-5
Rating: PEGI 3+
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