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Nintendo has released the first gameplay details for Super Mario 3D World’s Bowser’s Fury expansion, which it describes as a “free-roaming adventure”.
As detailed on its newly-launched website, the new Nintendo Switch content is a “short but action-packed standalone adventure” which has Mario visiting Lake Lapcat, a world where everything is cat-themed and Bowser has gone berserk.
Players must team up with Bowser Jr – who can be controlled via a second player in co-op – and travel to various islands to collect Cat Shines, which reignite lighthouses and clear darkened terrain.
However, the giant Bowser featured in this week’s trailer sounds like a constant threat. “When Bowser is in full Fury, he can be pretty scary,” Nintendo’s website reads. Luckily, Mario can match Bowser with the Giga Bell, which lets him transform into Giga Cat Mario.
Finally, the website has also confirmed how Amiibo functionality works in Bowser’s Fury. The Bowser Amiibo will maker Fury Bowser appear, while Bowser Jr. will unleash a powerful shockwave to knockout nearby enemies and blocks.
On Wednesday Nintendo released an overview trailer for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, which confirms new features such a photo mode.
Set for release on February 21, 2021, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury features both online and offline co-op. New Amiibo figures Cat Mario and Cat Peach will also be released at the same time as the game.
The Wii U port arrives as part of Super Mario’s 35th anniversary celebrations. In addition to 3D All-Stars – a collection of classic 3D Mario games – Nintendo has released several additional Mario games for Switch.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit allows players to race a real physical kart and upgraded versions of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3 are available via Super Mario All-Stars on Nintendo Switch Online.
Finally, Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. is a collectable device featuring classic Mario games released last year.