The release date of Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is almost upon us, and the company has been slowly revealing new and interesting details about the upcoming title with each passing day. In fact, Nintendo recently unveiled new information about the Bowser’s Fury expansion, giving fans an idea of what to expect, how long the new content is going to play for, as well as its gameplay itself.
Not only that, a bunch of new screenshots using the upcoming game’s photo mode was posted on the Nintendo UK website, too. That being said, Bowser’s Fury isn’t going to be the only new thing in this enhanced Nintendo Switch port. The base game itself, Super Mario 3D World, will be receiving a few changes that will make the players’ overall experience even better.
The official Nintendo UK website for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury confirms that the upcoming title will support gyro controls. Although, it’s worth mentioning that this support will only be available for certain parts of the game, specifically those parts that once required touch controls.
Thanks to the game’s initial reveal trailer, which teased gameplay adjustments, fans already had a good idea of some of the changes and tweaks made to Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. For instance, fans noticed that the overall movement speed of the Nintendo Switch port was much faster when compared to the original Wii U version.
However, the original Wii U version had a gameplay mechanic that heavily relied on touch controls. Of course, this element wouldn’t be that easy to carry over to the Nintendo Switch. Fortunately, the company has finally confirmed that players will be able to utilize gyro controls instead, giving players a seamless gameplay experience once Super Mario 3D World launches for the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo UK is probably talking about the parts in Super Mario 3D World that revolved around Captain Toad, which are peppered throughout the different in-game worlds. The gyro controls for the Captain Toad sections will probably play the same way as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker’s Switch port.
Even though the Wii U version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker also relied on touch controls, just like the original Super Mario 3D World game did, the Switch port introduced gyro support. In this case, there was an on-screen cursor which allowed players to interact with the game’s various levels. It was a commendable solution, especially since it allowed players to enjoy the game without having to rely on the Switch’s handheld mode in order to play it.
That being said, it’s highly possible that touch control will still be an option for those players who prefer the console’s handheld mode. This hasn’t been confirmed by Nintendo yet, but the Switch port of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker had that option.
Among other things, the UK website confirmed one other gameplay tweak as well, and it’s the fact that player character’s will have the ability to climb further than ever before thanks to the Super Bell powerup.
All of these gameplay adjustments and additions are most definitely welcome, and should make Super Mario 3D World an even better game than it already was the first time around.