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.

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Snookies122207d ago

I thought it WAS going to be 1080p. That really sucks...

Neonridr2207d 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.

decrypt2206d ago (Edited 2206d 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.

CGI-Quality2206d ago (Edited 2206d 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.

herbs2206d ago (Edited 2206d 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

Kennytaur2206d ago

Gt5 isn't rendered at native 1080p. It's missing a few lines.

taquito2206d ago (Edited 2206d 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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DeadlyFire2206d 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?

RmanX10002207d ago

New enemies? Revolutionary...

LX-General-Kaos2207d ago (Edited 2207d 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

Allsystemgamer2206d ago

Why do you always make such long responses. Just say "bummer but will still be great like the rest" :/

Deadpool6162206d 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.

Kennytaur2206d 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. ;-)

1upgamer992207d 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 2206d 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..

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