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Soak In The Lovely World Map Of New Super Mario Bros. U

Ahh, world maps. I love world maps. And I love world maps in Mario games.

This particular map comes from New Super Mario Bros. U, the Wii U Mario game that will launch alongside Nintendo’s new console on November 18. It’s sort of reminiscent of Super Mario World — check out that ghost ship! — and it’s really interesting. Lots of the old familiar terrain types, like deserts, forests, and snow-covered plains, but they look pretty neat.

(Note: As part of a pre-release restriction on the game, we can only show you 30 seconds of Mario footage at a time, which is why we moved the cursor so fast.)

Expect lots more Wii U coverage — including more videos from New Super Mario Bros. U — in the coming days and weeks.