If you own a DS, and this game isn’t in your list of most wanted, then you are insane. I cannot WAIT until the next side scrolling Mario game hits the US. As of right now there is no official date, but let us not kid ourselves…you know this game is coming out EVERYwhere.
As for the new details, a couple interesting ideas from the game have been released. The multiplayer mode is going to have a little competetive edge just like The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords. You will have to work together to help each other, but you will still be competing.
One major development in the gameplay area is the addition of wearing turtle shells. Once you hop on a koopa troopa, you will be able to pick up the shell and wear it on your back. Koopa Troopas will have all different colored shells on their back, each color brining you a different power.
Check out the scans below for some brand new pictures, some more that include Mario wearing the turtle shells. Click the thumbnails for the full image.
Old school Mario action is looking sooooooooo sweet right now.