During the first Japanese Nintendo Direct, Iwata displayed new footage of New Super Mario Bros. U, as well as revealing that the game will be a launch title on December 8 for the upcoming Wii U. Box art for the game was also shown.
From the new video:
- Some enemies can carry power-ups.
- A better look at the Sparkling Waters world.
- Part of a castle level
- The box art for Japan
- The Nintendo Network logo is on the box art