Submitted by gnomefighter3d 482d ago | rumor

Mario Air Coming to the Wii U?

Sources say that Nintendo is working on a new development of Mario called "Mario Air"

There is not much detail as of yet that was given but it seems like we may be looking at a Mario Kart type game with Airplanes or possible Mario dogfight style game. Guess time will tell but this could be a nice step in the right direction for the Wii U (Mario, Nintendo, Wii U)

Hard to tell
Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 26
XiSasukeUchiha  +   483d ago
Sounds fun!
gnomefighter3d  +   483d ago
Sounds amazing! Hopefully it's true, like a Mario style "Crimson Skies" type dogfight game, utilizing the Nintendo Characters. Each Character has different style plane and special abilities.
king_george  +   482d ago
That sounds awesome lol i'd play that. See this is Nintendo's biggest advantage imo, their characters and universes. Nobody can bring characters from different games together like nintendo can
NukaCola  +   482d ago
A Mario flight game would be sick. Link riding on a bird, Samus in her ship, Bayonetta in a "hair-plane"...lol

I'd love some dogfighting with awesome power ups with racing, battle spaces, challenges, and maybe some epic boss fights.
thezeldadoth  +   482d ago
i could see that being really fun in a smash bros. sort of way. really fun with lots of depth for those who want to improve at it
3-4-5  +   482d ago
omg yes
3-4-5  +   482d ago
IF they were smart they would just make Crimson Skies + Mario characters + some other random Nintendo characters.

Throw in a New IP character like they did with Ike (Fire Emblem) on SSM for Gamecube, and you can introduce a new IP, that itself also advertises for another new IP.
Chrischi1988  +   481d ago
Yes! Thats a great idea! Somebody at Nintendo did some great thinking :D

Vengeance1138  +   483d ago
Heaven forbid Ninty would even attempt a game without Mario... he is overwhelmingly a crutch
MONKEYDLUFFY  +   482d ago
You'd rather the game features characters noone cares about and sell poorly?

If it's a game like w101 sure I'd love new characters. But in just a dogfight/racing game I don't care who I play as and I'd rather it sell well.
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Concertoine  +   482d ago
Like TW101, which was going to feature nintendo characters?
WeAreLegion  +   482d ago
Well...it wouldn't kill them to create some NEW lovable characters, would it? I love Mario games and I want them to keep making Mario. I just think new franchises would be great, as well.
Chrischi1988  +   481d ago
New characters most times have their own kind of game. Like Samus in Metroid, or Link in Zelda, but there are games, like Smash Bros, Mario Kart and probably Mario Air, that have to use nintendos mascots. It probably wont feature a story mode or anything like that, so I am fine with no new character. It is not like a new story dependent game, there a new character would be nice.
gnomefighter3d  +   482d ago
I think it would be awesome, and Nintendo good make some really nice vibrant environments you could even have hangers you could fly down into to repair your plane and such. But it would have to be massive multiplayer online which Nintendo seems to struggle with.
JohnnyTower  +   482d ago
If it didn't have Mario, it would be called Star Fox.
Chrischi1988  +   481d ago
I know what you mean, but these kinds of games use all the mascots and that is good. That is like saying you want a Mario Kart without Nintendos mascots. I mean, look at the differences of a Mario Kart and Mod Nation Racers. Mod Nation Racers is a beautiful game, but because of not having good mascots, it isnt that succesful and would be more fun with known characters. It is not like Nintendo will release some kind of Halo game, where you shoot as mario.
DryBoneKoopa85  +   482d ago
I hope this is true! I would love for another title much like Mario Kart but with planes and jets that you can upgrade. Does anyone think it could be a sports game like a new Mario Basketball game? I hope its the plane game instead.
Vengeance1138  +   482d ago
Sounds like a ripoff of Sonic Allstars racing if its a plane game with franchise characters
imXify  +   482d ago
But all Star Racing Transformed took it from Diddy Kong Racing.
link2Dpast  +   482d ago
Thank you , someone with knowledge towards games
link2Dpast  +   482d ago
Research before you type
gnomefighter3d  +   482d ago
I mean sonic all stars is close but this would be strictly Airplanes, dogfights with the cast maybe from Mario Kart plus more franchise character surprises.
Loadedklip  +   482d ago
Why not just make ... you know ... Star Fox ...
king_george  +   482d ago
Well i think this game might have potential but yeah dude i totally understand. A star fox game is sooooo over due. Last one i ever touched was on gamecube so yeah plz bring back star fox nintendo
11eleven11  +   482d ago
Or why not make a dogfight game with like... airplanes. Please leave mr Mario in the mushroom kingdom.
TheFox87  +   482d ago
I would love them to do both, because this does sound fun. However, I am a massive Star Fox fan and if they did this to replace Star Fox, I'd not be overly jolly.
PixelNinja  +   482d ago
*sigh* It's been so long.
A shame that the last good Star Fox level was in Halo 4, lol.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   482d ago
Good Idea-

But if Nintendo is going to give out IP's for 3rd Party Development...

I know of at least 4 3rd Party Companies who have dreamed of the chance to work with the Star Fox franchise.

Besides this it may just be replacing "Pilot Wings"
truechainz  +   482d ago
skydragoonity  +   482d ago
Oh great another mario game.
R00bot  +   481d ago
Yes, it is great.
Rockefellow  +   482d ago
What the hell is going on with the mods around here? A Weebly site? Really? A year ago, Wordpress, Blogspot, Weebly, and whatever two-bit amateur hack hosting sites would have been almost instantly refused for submittal, let alone never passed the approval process... Now, they find their way into the main site, and the quality of the writing quality unfortunately coincides with the "free blog" nature of being.
XXXL  +   482d ago
Man a Nintendo themed dogfight game would be awesome.
Nabbic  +   482d ago
Oh look, another Mario game... Because we surely don't get enough of those nowadays.
Beastforlifenoob  +   481d ago
oh how original Nintendo truly innovates does it not?
R00bot  +   481d ago
Nintendo sure innovates more than any other company. Like I said (and you ignored completely), every Mario game is completely different.

Also, sorry about the Uncharted VITA thing. Totally didn't know that was a different game. My bad. PS3 still has the same amount of Uncharteds as 2D Mario games on the Wii, Wii U and 3DS combined. Also, never called every Uncharted the same, I'm aware there are graphical differences.

Sorry, but it looks like this conversation is over, since your measly two bubbles can't handle any more comments. Gee, I wonder why you only have two bubbles?
Maybe because you're constantly trolling Nintendo articles?
Actually, probably because N4G has a screwed up bubble system.
NiteX  +   482d ago
I want it to be a Mario Pilot Wings game.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   482d ago
Another Mario game. Don't know what to think about this. Best not say nothing cause people get sensitive around here.
R00bot  +   481d ago
Well, you pretty much gave away what you thought about it, then you insulted the fanbase. Yep, you're getting disagrees, even when you were trying to be sensitive towards the fans that might actually like Mario. -_-
RosweeSon  +   482d ago
Do a 1080 snowboarding mario style, remake of blast corps and timesplitters with some mario/zelda/Kirby cameos who wouldn't wanna head shoot a koopa trooper ;)
How about Luigi Galaxy, Luigi's Lunar Lunacy!
Either way exciting times is was good owning a 3DS since launch and seeing it turn to what it is today, now it's the Wii U's turn ;) happy days!
LOL_WUT  +   482d ago
I wouldn't want to headshot a koopa trooper ;)
brocklesnaryesss  +   482d ago
This sounds epic!!! Like Mario Kart, but with planes, lulz!!!
Dunban67  +   482d ago
Since the plethora of Mario games is defended because of his popularity and that it sells well, why aren t ALL Nintendo first party games Mario games? Why make any game that is not Mario?

Might as well make them all 2 D platformer s too
mpnothanks  +   482d ago
Maybe it's just Mario flapping his arms to fly. Or maybe Mario is on a space ship and has to collect air canisters. Joking.

Who knows.
mysteryraz11  +   482d ago
Wii u fanboys just want mario all day and no new franchises, yet halo or uncharted gets a new game they say its rehashed, hypocrites no wonder wii u is tanking its nothing but mario all days
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R00bot  +   481d ago
The thing is, all Mario games are different. They only ever release one 2D platformer per console, one 3D platformer, one Mario Kart, and some others every now and then (Dr Mario, Paper Mario, etc.). But they're all completely different. Uncharted and Halo are always very similar, and they release multiple games per console (PS3 had 3 Uncharteds, Xbox 360 had 6 Halo games, Wii had one 2D Mario game, VITA already has 2 Uncharted games).

In no way are they the same, unlike other IP (CoD lol).
Beastforlifenoob  +   481d ago
There have been exactly 20 mario games since 2012 to 2014 (announced)....

Also your going to say "BUT BUT THERE NOT SEQUELS"

Yes but you counted 2 Uncharted games on VITA even though one of them is a card trading type game which shares nothing but the characters (exactly as ilisted with mario)

Also I LOL how you can call every uncharted the same. Its like saying anchorman 1 and 2 are the same movie
fonger08  +   481d ago
if Anchorman man 1 & 2 are different how can say everyway Mario game is the same? It works both ways.
mysteryraz11  +   481d ago
All I can see from your comment is that you are making excuses cause you know im right, thats the hypocritical approach that nintendo fanboys take
KevinCubes  +   482d ago
Watchdogs for WiiU is the only next gen version even when compared to PC if you think about it.......the control scheme is gonna be on a whole another level.
Dgamer  +   481d ago
This new game makes perfect sense. It fits the Nintendo mold. Kart and Brawl are monster hits, why not add an airplane combat game that will appeal to everyone. Is a proven genre and the online potential is huge, other than Mario, It's a completely new concept that could rival FPS online play.
Geobros  +   481d ago
Interesting but I don't see a source for that new, I mean from where he takes this information and who is the writer of this article?

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