Two New Super Mario Games Heading To Handhelds This Summer


There have been some pretty huge announcements on Super Mario games over the last few weeks, with a couple of great titles expected to be unveiled on Wii U at this year’s E3. But in addition to those featured on Nintendo’s latest home console, there are also a couple headed to its handheld systems.


Handheld golf is par for the course this summer


Summer sees the launch of a new golf game on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL that goes by the name Mario Golf World Tour. Nintendo used the recent Direct conference that focused specifically on its handheld offering to announce the game – and even provided a trailer for people to check out.


The clip showed there will be a bunch of familiar faces involved, including Mario, Luigi, Bowser and Wario, and it was also revealed the courses featured would be of both a “traditional” and Mushroom Kingdom-inspired nature – which we’ve seen recently in games like Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U. The game is being developed with Nintendo partner Camelot, who have helped create their fair share of Mario spin offs in the past.


Dreams become real in a new role playing game


Luigi takes centre stage for the second time this year in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, in which our unwitting hero drifts off into the land of nod and we are asked to play in his dreams. The game is billed as a role playing game, but has elements of puzzles, platforms and adventure titles of the past and Nintendo showed off a little of this action at Nintendo Direct too.


Mario & Luigi: Dream Team asks you to run around as either of the two brothers, but you’ll need to interact with the one that’s asleep to unlock the answers to some of the brain teasers and problems they face. There’s loads of touchscreen stuff going on by the looks of it, but we’ll find out more about the gameplay when it hits stores this summer.


So there you have it. The new 3D Mario game and Mario Kart releases for Wii U stole a lot of the limelight at the first Nintendo Direct conference of 2013, but for those looking for more than just platform and racing games these two look like they’ll offer something a little different.


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