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New gameplay details shared on the Bowser's Fury mode in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Fear the Fury Sun!

The Nintendo UK site for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has shared a few more details on what the Bowser's Fury mode has to offer. You can read a summary of that info below.

- Bowser has been tainted by a mysterious black goop, which turns him into Fury Bowser
- the shell that we see Bowser trapped in is called the Fury Sun
- the Fury Sun will always rise up near the island you're on
- weather will change, which indicates how much time you have until the Fury Sun emerges
- if you’ve collected five Cat Shines on an island, you can activate the Giga Bell
- this is what transforms Mario into Giga Cat Mario
- defeat Fury Bowser and he'll be sent flying back into the water, which unlocks new islands for you to explore

French shipments of the Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch, Banjo-Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth amiibo detailed

Enough units to go around?

As we've said many times, Nintendo is really popular in France. This is why the region gets a decent amount of stock for new Nintendo products. Every so often we get details on just how many units are heading France's way, and some of that data has come in today.

Nintendo recently revealed the Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch, which is launching alongside Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. French retailers will get a total of 40,000 units to dish out to consumers, which might make it a tad hard to find soon after launch. We also got data on the launch shipments for the Banjo-Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth amiibo, which you can find below.

Banjo-Kazooie: 12,000 units
Terry: 8,000 units
Byleth: 8,000 units

The Captain Toad levels in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury allow for 4-player multiplayer

Fun for all

When Super Mario 3D World hit the Wii U, 4 players could enjoy much of the adventure together, but not all of it. The Captain Toad levels that were included could only be played by one player. That's set to change for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.

According to the official website for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, the Captain Toad stages will now allow support for 4 players simultaneously. That might make puzzle-solving a bit more hectic, but it's still great to have these levels opened up for multiplayer.

GameStop offering 2 free posters as a pre-order bonus for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Always consider all your retailer bonus options before pre-ordering!

Pre-ordering Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury from GameStop will reward you with an extra something special. Included with every purchase is 2 free posters, one featuring a render of Plessie and the gang, and the other of the immediately-iconic artwork of Mario and Bowser Jr. teaming up to defeat Fury Bowser. Check it out above, and place your order here if you haven't already.

Get another look at Super Mario 3D World's speed differences between Wii U and Switch

Mario the hedgehog

When the very first trailer for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury came out, fans were quick to notice that the Switch version of the game was considerably speedier than the original Wii U release. Now with two new trailers out this week, we have even more footage to compare to the Wii U version. Once again, you can see that the Switch outing has received a considerable speed boost, which should make for even crazier multiplayer sessions!

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury gameplay round-up

Two worlds to explore!

The official Japanese site Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has been updated with a number of gameplay clips that are different from the trailers Nintendo released this week. If you still haven't gotten enough Mario yet, the compilation video above should do the trick!

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury's file size revealed

Beefier, but not by much

The original Wii U release of Super Mario 3D World wasn't very big when it came to file size. The entire game took up just 1.7 GB on Wii U. Over on Switch, you'll need a bit more room if you plan on downloading the game.

The official listing for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury reveals that the game takes up 2.9 GB of space. Over a gig's worth of data added to this version of the title, and there's no doubt some of that is due to the Bowser's Fury mode. That said, 2.9 GB really isn't much when compared to most releases nowadays.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury lets you choose Bowser's Fury mode right from the start

No need to unlock

There will be millions of players diving into Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on Switch who've never played the original Wii U release. That means they have a wealth of content to enjoy on day one. That said, there are also Wii U fans who've already played through Super Mario 3D World in its entirety. Those players might be eager to try out the Bowser's Fury mode, and the good news is that you can do that right away.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury's title screen allows you to pick which game you want to play. No need to work through Super Mario 3D World again in order to unlock the Bowser's Fury content. Dive right in from the start and see what it has to offer!

GoNintendo Video - Super Mario 3D World's Bowser's Fury mode looks INSANE!

Fast and furrious

Super Mario 3D World fans from the Wii U days have a pretty considerable reason to double-dip. Over the last couple of days, Nintendo has finally shared new details on the Bowser's Fury mode, and it's quite a wild scenario! All I know is that I can't wait to give it a go!

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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury cover art updated to feature less Luigi, more Mario

Bowser steals the spotlight

This week, we finally got to see what the Bowser's Fury mode of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has to offer. Now that the cat's out of the bag, Nintendo has also shared updated cover art for the game. The image on the left shows the first cover Nintendo released, and the image on the right is the updated option. Even though they are marked for North America and Europe, this is the cover art that will be used in all regions.