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Can they beat them all?

Mario Marathon 7: great games, good people, amazing cause


I’ve tweeted about this a couple of times in my personal Twitter account, but this deserves all the attention it can get – a group of gamers has taken to their beloved Wii U to play, and beat, (almost) every single console Mario game in the “main” series in an attempt to raise money for Child’s Play charity, which donates games and toys for children in hospitals around the world. This massive effort is called Mario Marathon, which has just begun their seventh year.

I’ve personally been watching since year three and I have to tell you, this initiative just gets better and more entertaining every year. As of writing this post, they’ve raised an amazing over $26,300 and it’s only just begun! Make sure you check them out, donate, share their link, whatever you can do. Remember: it’s for the children.

Check out Mario Marathon here!

Link, the plumber, and the race are all back on.

Nintendo announces two new Zelda games, a new Super Mario, and a new Mario Kart

In an event livestreamed on the Internet by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata today, the gaming giant announced not one, but three major new games – and they’re all coming for Nintendo’s brand new Wii U console, of course. The games predictably revolve around various flagship members of Nintendo’s own personal IP and include not just one, but two (kinda) new Zelda games, a new Super Mario game, and a new entry in the longrunning Mario Kart franchise.

The most immediate of these new games will be released this fall, and is an enhanced HD remake of one of the best selling games on the Gamecube, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Nintendo showed off some pretty damn impressive screenshots on the livestream, and the Wii ‘s enhanced graphical abilities certainly bring Windwaker’s cell shaded style to life in a way the Gamecube certainly never could – it looks less like a stylistic video game and more like a beautiful painting, if I were to draw comparisons.

Wind Waker looks absolutely beautiful on the Wii U.

Joining the Wind Waker will be a totally new Zelda adventure that Mr. Iwata claims will address various issues in the series thus far, including the linearity of the dungeons and the “single player” experience, whatever that means. Nintendo noted that, though this game exists and is certainly in active development, we won’t be seeing it any time soon.

Nintendo was more vague on the new Super Mario game and the new Mario Kart entry, though they did note that the new Mario will be fully revealed and playable at this year’s E3 – so that’s something to look forward to for all Nintendo fans worrid that the company had exhausted all of their major announcements after the Wii U’s big coming out party last year.

Checkout a recorded version of the full livestream embedded after the break if you’re interested in hearing the announcements made first hand.

Via: WiiU Only
Source: Nintendo