Super Mario 3D World: at first it looked a bit... eh? 'Is it a 'proper' 3D Mario game?' 'Does this count?' Those were the silly questions we were asking ourselves. Now, as we move closer to the game's release, the scale of Super Mario 3D World is slowly becoming apparent. This looks like the real deal. It could end up being as definitive as Super Mario Galaxy was for the Wii.
And just to hammer that point home comes the news that Super Mario 3D World will feature the orchestra-style live music that made Super Mario Galaxy such a grand sweeping experience. This was confirmed by Destructoid in an interview with the game's lead composer Mahito Yokota.
This news sort of takes me by surprise. My feeling was that Super Mario 3D Land would be a Mario that felt a little smaller in scale. Sort of like a home console version of Super Mario 3D Land on the 3DS. That game was a mini masterpiece, but on home consoles we tend to expect something a little... bigger.
Of course video game music doesn't necessarily guarantee or tell us anything about the game itself, but it does tell us a lot about Nintendo's intentions for the game. It tell us that Super Mario 3D World, in a sense, is sort of a big deal. It tells us it's a serious, 'proper' 3D Mario game. Basically it answers all those stupid questions we had when the game was first announced. It tells us that we should care about this game.
This news, combined with the fantastic trailer released last month has gotten me a little bit — dare I say this world — hyped. Really looking forward to the release of this game.
Super Mario 3D World features a lot of live music [Destructoid]