We finally have our first proper look at Bowser’s Fury, the expansion coming alongside the port of Super Mario 3D World for Nintendo Switch, and it features a friendly Bowser Jr., as well as Kaiju-sized versions of Bowser and Cat Mario.Revealed in a new trailer, Bowser’s Fury is described as an “all-new bonus adventure”, and features Mario working with Bowser Jr., who can seemingly paint walls to create items, and attack enemies. It’s not yet clear if Bowser Jr. is controllable by a second player. Check out a trailer below:
That trailer also shows off a giant version of the game’s Bell power-up, which seeming turns our hero into a gigantic version of Cat Mario. That’s in order to stop an inky new form of Bowser, who has “become gargantuan and lost all control” – whose appearances are accompanied by full-on metal music and very bad weather.
The courses on show definitely look to be on the tougher side – although it’s not clear yet if this is designed as an endgame experience for 3D World. 3D World itself will be available as it was on Wii U, albeit with added online multiplayer for up to four players.
Mario 3D World: Bowser’s Fury Screenshots
New Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo will be released alongside the game, and will offer “in-game enhancements” in both Super Mario 3D World, and Bowser’s Fury. Bowser and Bowser Jr. amiibo will also go back on sale, and offer special activations while playing Bowser’s Fury specifically.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury will arrive for Switch on February 12, and you can preorder it right now.
We awarded the Wii U version of Super Mario 3D World a 9.6/10 in our review, saying it’s “marvelous, and its constant variety and fantastic light-hearted co-op play proves that Nintendo still knows exactly how to tweak the Mario formula in fun ways.”
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