Tezuka On Other Playable Characters in New Super Mario Bros. U

Apparently other characters like Peach and Wario were considered as playable characters for New Super Mario Bros. U. During an interview with Takashi Tezuka, GameInformer asked about the possibility of new playable characters outside of the Miis, specifically about Peach and Wario. His answer was as follows:

“We did consider that when we looked at which characters we would use. We really came down on the side of using Mii characters rather than some of the characters you had mentioned. Through the technology of HD, you’re going to see more expression and emotion on the Mii character faces. Of course, we’re going to continue making Mario games, so you can maybe look forward to some of the things you were asking about in the future.”

It doesn’t seem like we got a direct answer, but we can rest assured that New Super Mario Bros. U will not feature anymore playable characters outside of Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, Yellow Toad, and Miis. Unless, of course, Nintendo is keeping quiet on any secret unlockables.
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Yoshiman222
Yoshiman222
September 11, 2012 9:08 PM

If Nintendo was smart – they would make it so there are at least multiple colours of Toads instead of just Blue Toad and Yellow.

Then, aside from Mario and Luigi, you can play from a variety of Toads and Humans (Miis)

gameguy1996
gameguy1996
September 11, 2012 9:25 PM

I think the reason why Nintendo does not add any charcters is because they would need special moves that are different from Mario,Luigi and the Toads.

HoneyQueenWiggler7
HoneyQueenWiggler7
September 11, 2012 10:59 PM

I don’t know.

HoneyQueenWiggler7
HoneyQueenWiggler7
September 12, 2012 9:25 PM

But Futurama and The Simpsons characters as Miis are very interesting.

Peach
Peach
September 12, 2012 5:30 AM

I would love to participate in these lovely festivities <3

Luma Party
Luma Party
September 12, 2012 9:18 AM

What about Toad and Toadette

Toadette
September 12, 2012 12:46 PM
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Ehh, I’m not strong enough to go adventuring, I’d rather work the Toad Houses with my dearest Toad~

HoneyQueenWiggler7
HoneyQueenWiggler7
September 12, 2012 10:40 PM

I’d rather have Honey Queen as the kidnapped character since most people doesn’t like her.