New Super Mario Bros. U

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Princess Peach is not a playable character in New Super Mario Bros. U because she is too unique to be kitted out with a generic move set, game director Masataka Takemoto has told gamesTM.

The Wii U launch game features Mario, Luigi and Toad, but Princess Peach is nowhere to be seen.

"In Super Mario Bros 2, Princess Peach had her own unique moves and animation," Takemoto explained. "In this series, we want all the players to have the same moves and animations as Mario, and Princess Peach isn't suited for that."

New Super Mario Bros. U will be released on Friday, November 30 alongside the Wii U. Analysis

Peach fans would likely have settled for her inclusion with generic moves, but it seems Takemoto would not have been happy for this to happen.

Source: NowGamer

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Endless's Avatar


Should be a similar game with just Peach, Daisy and Rosetta :P

All they really needed to do is create items that give each characters the unique powers of others. For example Mario and Luigi only need a feather to mimc Peach, but peach gets the ability for free. ya know..a bit of diversity add a touch of meaning to your choice :)
Posted 19:36 on 26 November 2012
DancingRhino's Avatar


Meh, Princess Daisy is the best one anyway.
Posted 18:28 on 26 November 2012
MJTH's Avatar


I think a lot of people who would of wanted Peach playable in the game would of also liked the return of unique move sets for each character from Super Mario Bros USA (2). NSMBU longevity comes from it's local multiplayer and challenge mode. However with different move sets per character, that really removes from the idea of having a level playing field in multiplayer, or balanced challenges. And just making her a generic character swap kind of takes away from the novelty of as playing as her.

I think they could of weaved her in as a new game plus character (kind of like Luigi from Mario galaxy), but in that form her move set (floating with the parasol, and ducking to become invincible, slower running speed etc...), would be most appreciated in a new 3D game as opposed to the NSMB franchise.
Posted 15:10 on 26 November 2012

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