We’re fast approaching the next big Wii U port for Nintendo Switch, when Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury arrives next month. It’ll largely be the same deal as the Wii U version, which is fine by us. However, there is brand new content included this time with Bowser’s Fury, which we still know nothing about, though now an official website has reminded us of another big new feature. Super Mario 3D World will newly support proper online multiplayer. One of 3D World‘s best features was its local co-op, a first for a 3D Mario game. Extending this to proper online co-op sure makes sense, which is why it comes as a bit of a surprise.
Nintendo has been sheepish with online integration to say the least, but this is a great step. It’ll of course require a Nintendo Switch Online membership, but if you aren’t a subscriber, the local co-op option remains present. When the teaser site turns into a full website, we’ll likely get further details on the subject.
We also expect to hear more on Bowser’s Fury once the full site opens up too. We’ve been waiting for more details for a while, so we’re eager to hear more.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury launches with online support on Feb. 12 for Nintendo Switch.