"New Super Mario Bros. U is a 3D side-scrolling platformer for the Wii U. The game launched alongside Nintendo’s next-gen console and is the fourth in the “New Super” series of Mario games. Nintendo EAD developed the title while Nintendo published it. Along with New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS, this is the second New Super Mario Bros. game in 2012. The game features multiplayer with support for four players controlling different characters as well as the ability for a fifth player to aid in levels by using the Wii U’s GamePad."