Super Mario 3D World Switch Trailer Confirms Bowser’s Fury Co-Op

Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury lets player two control Bowser Jr. as Mario tries to activate the Giga Cat Bell.

Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury lets player two control Bowser Jr. as Mario tries to activate the Giga Cat Bell.

Nintendo released another new Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury trailer on the heels of yesterday’s look into the game. This one offers a deeper glimpse at what to expect from the Wii U port when it releases in February, including Bowser’s Fury co-op play.

The new Mario 3D World trailer included some extra tidbits on Bowser’s Fury. The new area is Lake Lapcat, a separate part of the Sprixie Kingdom, and Plessie the happy plesiosaur is back to ferry Mario around the huge open sandbox stage. This time, though, Plessie is master of earth and water, scooting over land masses and taking out enemies along the way.

As expected, Bowser’s Fury includes 2-player co-op play with the second player controlling Bowser’s snot-nosed offspring, Bowser Jr.

But the biggest feature is King Koopa himself. Every so often, Fury Bowser appears and spreads mayhem around Lake Lapcat for a period. Mario needs to collect enough Cat Shines to activate the Giga Bell and become Super Mario Saiyan Giga Cat Mario to challenge Bowser in the ultimate battle.

Before that, much of the trailer highlights Super Mario 3D World itself, but here’s the rundown for those who didn’t play the Wii U original.

Bowser is back and kidnaps the princess, but this time around, it’s the princess(es) of the Sprixie Kingdom. Like Super Mario Bros. 2, Princess Peach is one of four playable characters with Mario, Luigi, and Toad rounding out the bunch.

The Super Bell that transforms Mario and co. into cats is just one of many power-ups in Mario 3D World. The classic Tanooki Leaf and Fireball also make an appearance, along with the Double Cherry that creates an extra Mario (or whomever) to tackle obstacles with.

The new White Tanooki Leaf returns from Super Mario 3D Land and offers invincibility with a helping of Tanooki powers, making it perfect for those finding 3D World‘s levels a struggle.

Mario 3D World on Switch brings photo mode back and, in addition to multiple filters, includes the Wii U’s Mii Stamps players can use to set the stage for their ideal photos. 

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury releases February 12 for Nintendo Switch. A Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo release the same day, and using them grants Mario a White Tanooki Leaf or random power-up respectively.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.