Submitted by Zok 973d ago | news

Nintendo: New Super Mario Bros. U Has New Enemies, Drop-in Multiplayer, But No 1080p HD

Nintendo is slowly revealing more details about New Super Mario Bros. U, and there's good news and bad news from the latest released details on the official site. (New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo, Wii U)

Snookies12  +   974d ago
I thought it WAS going to be 1080p. That really sucks...
Neonridr  +   974d ago
It will still be displayed at 1080p on your TV. It just means that it will be native 720p and then upconverted to 1080p. It is how every single game is done on the 360 and PS3. Although with those consoles, usually the native resolution is lower than 720p.

There will be games that support native 1080p like Rayman Legends and Trine 2 for example.
decrypt  +   973d ago
"But No 1080p HD"

Console gamers.. Dont care about graphics.

The game will sell millions.


Next consoles look very weak from a hardware perspective. They may be able to do current gen games in 1080p. however when games get a graphical upgrade next gen, console gamers will be back to square one, 720p gaming at 30fps.
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CGI-Quality  +   973d ago
NEARLY every single game. Titles like Wipeout HD and GT5 are rendered in 1080p (though in Wipeout's case, it's sometimes rendering 1280x1080 instead of 1920x1080, but the res is still higher than 720p).

Regardless, I'm hoping more titles take advantage of 1080p on console next gen. Right now, the only place to truly get 1080p is PC.
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herbs  +   973d ago
Neonridr is 90% right CGI-Quality is 90% wrong

There are around 10 or so games on current consoles that run in native 1080p
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Kennytaur  +   973d ago
Gt5 isn't rendered at native 1080p. It's missing a few lines.
taquito  +   973d ago
many, MANY ps3/360 are not even native 720p, call of duty black ops and all cods on ps3/360 are 1024x600
Grand Theft Auto IV = 1152x640
alan wake 940x540
resistance 3 960x540
splinter cell conviction 940x576
halo 3 1124x640
dead rising 2 1024x576
ghost recon future soldier 1024x600

not to mention most ps3/360 games are covered in jaggies, low res textures, screen tearing ect....ect....ect....

lets give the wii u a chance, personally i want it to DESTROY ps3/360 in graphics, i am SICK of look at the same console graphics since 2009, the games actually have mostly gotten worse since uncharted 2, which looks way better than uncharted 3 and imo, best looking console game ever made and the absolute pinnicle of what a 2004-2005 era console can achieve

the wii u will render every game in tru hd resolutions either 1280x720 minimum
or 1920x1080
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DeadlyFire  +   973d ago
It was likely built with 720p in mind. It is Mario. Honestly do you expect much of a difference from 720 to 1080 for Mario?
RmanX1000  +   974d ago
New enemies? Revolutionary...
LX-General-Kaos  +   974d ago
The lack of native 1080p resolution for Nintendo Wii U entertainment system exclusive New Super Mario Bros U is unfortunate for those who care. But I personally feel that for a side scrolling title of this nature, a big deal does not need to be made over resolution. The Mario franchise has delivered top notch AAA quality gameplay experiences since the beginning of respectable gaming time. A few pixels and moderate resolution change will do nothing to hamper the success, quality or sales of this experience.

Hopefully with the spark of next generation, people learn to appreciate gaming for new experiences that it has to offer. Instead of focusing hard on minor graphical complaints that likely wont be note worthy in the first place. The type of crowd that purchases Mario titles could not care less for the difference between 720p or 1080p native or up scaled for the most part. Drop in multiplayer sounds wonderful though, something to enhance the experience.

When a title that requires a heavier push for graphics comes along, Nintendo will likely meet those demands with top quality support. A beefier titles like Zelda, or Metroid will likely push the platform further. New Super Mario Bros U will be a day one purchase for the future purchase of my very own Nintendo Wii U entertainment system.

Rated E For Everyone
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Allsystemgamer  +   973d ago
Why do you always make such long responses. Just say "bummer but will still be great like the rest" :/
Deadpool616  +   973d ago
I was wondering the same thing. I will give him credit for great punctuation and grammar. He also makes nicely sized paragraphs, which makes it easy on the eyes. I give him an A+. =)

On topic, I can work with 720p. I'm not going to dismiss a good game because of it's resolution. Although, I expect them to get more out of their hardware as they progress into the future.
Kennytaur  +   973d ago
This should be a relatively light game as it's a sidesroller, but if it's 60fps it'll be alright.

Nintendo could probably have squeezed more out of the box if it weren't for the controller... Just saying. ;-)
1upgamer99  +   974d ago
I care if its 1080p, I think its stupid on Nintendo's part, but I will still play it. I don't know that I will buy it, but I will at least rent it. I have been seeing some really great things about this game just in the past 3 days that have made me more interested in it than I was before. I guess we will see in just a couple of weeks.
DivineAssault  +   973d ago
This game isnt graphically taxing on the system so i dont see why it couldnt be native 1080p but whatever.. I think Nintendo is still getting their feet wet with this HD revolution & their 2nd wave of titles will look awesome starting with smash bros.. That is whats going to push me to buy a wii u.. Unless Bayonetta 2 does it first..
Drainage  +   973d ago
disgrace to be honest. But i will still buy it. I just dont like how they can sell their shit as 1080p just like SONY and MICRO did, then later find out its a sham, especially in 2012 for nintendo. cmon now
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Master of Unlocking  +   973d ago
Damn, the wii U can't even get a 2d game like that in native 1080p, when the PS3 manages to render games like wipeout hd, gt5, lair, super stardust hd and many others like ninja gaiden sigma in native 1080p no sweat, lol
Deku-Johnny  +   973d ago
PS3 can't render games in 1080p, native or not. Most games for PS3 are native 560p and upscaled to 720. Wii U is the only console capable of native 1080.
PirateThom  +   973d ago
PS3 has multiple games that render in native 1080p, as well as games that render below 720p and are upscaled. Wii U is basically doing what the PS3 and 360 were already doing and they're 6-7 years old in that it "supports" 1080p, but not every game will be rendered in it.

You've managed to be so wrong in this comment, but still get 4 agrees.
FlairSomewhere  +   972d ago
^grasping at straws, yo^
nypifisel  +   973d ago
Haven't we known for months that Nintendo FPT would be in 720 initially. And honestly, what is the point of 1080p on a side-scrolling Mario game? There is none, except that it ups the cost and time of the production. People truly complaining about this does so without proper reason and just cause they can't ignore an opportunity to attack the Wii U.
Army_of_Darkness  +   973d ago
yes, let's just accept the fact that for next gen, we are still excepting 720p games still at 30fps. I sure can't wait to experience the same Shit that I am today
WiiUalpha  +   973d ago
Or u could accept the fact that no console ever launched fully maxed. Was every game on PS3 at max res from launch? Yet like any fanboy expects something from a competitor to do what u r ok with Ur chosen console never being able to do.
Thepcz  +   973d ago
who cares anyway?
its not as if mario wiiu is pushing any graphical boundaries. 720 is sufficient enough
WiiUalpha  +   973d ago
Look at the comments for Sony fans. They cant even tell 640p from 1080p.. why make a game that supports a feature that people cant even see? If u are okay with the PS3 and its upscaled 1080 from 640 then Nintendos 1080 from 720 shouldn't b an issue ..

BTW Sony fans u r only hurting your argument when u brag about games that were640 and act like they were 1080. Only shows that u cant even tell the difference so y bother
PirateThom  +   973d ago
Where is this 640 thing even coming from?

The PS3 has lots of titles that render natively in 720p or 1080p.

Fact is, it's also a 6 year old console but the overall upgrade to the easier to develop Nintendo console launching in 2012 is, once again, turning out to be negligible.

I think the question is more why should Nintendo be allowed to release a console doing the same tricks 6-7 year old consoles were doing and getting a free pass on it.
mdkgod43  +   973d ago
LOL this system is sooooo next gen but cant even do a simple game as mario side scroll game in 1080p hahahahaha
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Digimortal  +   973d ago
If this game was made for just the Wii U Pro controller, the game would of been in full 1080p native. BUT since this is using the Wii U gamepad. There is a reason WHY this game is not in 1080p native. It has nothing to do with the system specs itself. It's the fact that the system will be rendering out on the Gamepad controller. If this game was set in 1080p native and streaming to the controller itself. The game would run into a lot of FPS issues. There are older articles that speak of this aspect. Am i really the only one who remembers this or follows along with Nintendo and not just blind hate?
Deathdeliverer  +   972d ago
Its one of my paid off games. As long as its fun 1080P can kiss my ass. The features are what makes the game for me. Resolution and the like are nice toppings. Speaking of features.... this game would be great with online multiplayer. Some of us will never get to see the glory of 5 people actually playing this game together these days without online to fill some seats.

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