New Super Mario Bros. U continues to look a little familiar, but that doesn't stop me from anticipating the game. As strange as it sounds, I'm simply hyped to be playing Mario in HD. This new trailer shows off some of the game's co-op and some pretty gorgeous backgrounds -- note the Koopa Ship sailing past at one point. Wowzers. (Did I just type 'Wowzers'? Yes. Yes I did.)
I think people will have their issues with this game -- too samey, lack of innovation, etc -- but it's still my most anticipated game for the Wii U. The DS NSMB games were lackluster, but I think people are forgetting just how good NSMB Wii actually was. Great level design, finely tuned co-op -- I expect the Wii U version to be just as well made, and I'm sort of excited for it.