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Rumor: Nintendo bringing “Super Mario 64 reUmagined” and other updated classics to Wii U.

October 23, 2013

10/24/13 Update = Shigeru Miyamoto discusses the possibility of HD Remakes for Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy on Wii U.

Wii U reUmagined logo exclusive on Paul Gale Network

Paul Gale Network received an exclusive rumor, suggesting that Nintendo is preparing a “reUmagined” series of games for Wii U, beginning with classic titles that the company published during the Nintendo 64 days. The lineup of titles that are said to get this treatment include:

- Super Mario 64
- ***** ***** **
- **** **** **
- **** *** **
- ********** **
- ******* ****
- **** ************

Details on the reUmagined concept:

- The short development time allows these “big classic” titles to fill the gap in between Nintendo’s original Wii U software.
- Less to fund and fewer people involved means more resources to original titles in development.
- eShop only for $30 per title, reduces risk at retail.
- Wind Waker approach taken in terms of visual upgrades, but “reUmagined” titles will benefit from added content.

Wii U Super Mario 64 reUmagined logo exclusive on Paul Gale Network

Super Mario 64 reUmagined info:
- The classic Super Mario 64 in its entirety is being repainted and brought into HD.
- Two players can control Mario and Luigi, simultaneously.
- Option A gives player one, GamePad control and player two, any other controller option. The camera will follow the brothers as they move throughout the stage, but should they split apart too far, the GamePad user’s Lakitu (camera operator) will only follow that user on the controller’s screen, while the second player’s Lakitu will follow that character on the TV.
- Option B allows two GamePads to be used at once. If the brothers are nearby, the camera will remain the same on both GamePads and TV. If the brothers separate, each player will have his or her own unique camera view on their GamePad, until coming back together. While apart, however, the TV screen can be switched to be mimicking either player one or player two or be a top down perspective, map.
- Online cooperative/counter-cooperative gameplay is present.
- Race to Star, Coin Collector, and other similar modes have been added in to enhance re-playability.

The reUmagined series of games is made of 7 titles (all that come with bullet points), but since this is a rumor that Paul Gale Network has not been able to prove true at this time, just Mario is being shared. If and how everything else will be revealed is to be determined. What do you personally think of Nintendo’s reUmagined line? After reading the details on Super Mario 64 reUmagined and the other titles, I certainly believe that this an excellent approach for Nintendo to take and hope it’s indeed really happening. In August of 2012, my source was spot on with revealing to me here that Nintendo was developing a new 3D Mario game for Wii U and that it would be a 2013 release (5 months before Nintendo confirmed it in their January, 2013 Nintendo Direct). With the logos provided to me and accompanying information, things look more positive than not. Then again, Star Fox – Metroid: Fusion Saga came with plenty of information as well and turned out to only be a title “considered for development” at one time, as Retro Studios’ first actual title for Wii U is in fact, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

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vini9157 October 24, 2013 at 8:50 am

maybe the full list is:

- Super Mario 64
- ***** ***** ** Ridge Racer 64
- **** **** ** Wave Race 64
- *** *** ** Star Fox 64
- ********** ** Excitebike 64
- ******* **** Perfect Dark
- **** ************ ????

Paul Gale October 24, 2013 at 9:57 am

As wonderful of a game Perfect Dark is, that ip belongs to Microsoft now, thanks to the acquisition of Rare. If I get proof that the rumor is real, I’ll be updating this space ASAP.

vini9157 October 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

- Super Mario 64
- Ridge Racer 64
- Wave Race 64
- Star Fox 64
- Excitebike 64
- Perfect Dark / SimCity 2000
- 1080° Snowboarding

thats my last try

killa101lmfao March 1, 2014 at 1:57 pm

OOOOHHH!!!! i know instead of perfect dark it might be majoras mask
****** ****
Majoras Mask YAY! <3

LuigiBlood October 24, 2013 at 10:53 am

Super Mario 64
Ridge Racer 64 (that doesn’t make any sense for this game…)
Wave Race 64
Star Fox 64
Pilotwings 64 (or could be Excitebike 64…)
Pokémon Snap
1080 Snowboarding

Is pretty much what I have in mind.

Tenkay23 October 25, 2013 at 7:33 am

Super Mario 64
Paper Mario 64 (it never had the 64 in the title though but makes more sense gamepad wise then ridge racer)
Wave Race 64
Star Fox 64
Pilotwings 64
Pokemon Snap
1080 Snowboarding

jdude1996a October 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

1 of these is Majora’s Mask

BelowZer0 November 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Oh no not this again paul. Don’t give the nintendo fans false hope with new content like you did to the playstation allstars battle Royale fans.why didn’t you ever post the poster with crash bandicoot, cloud, snake and wander along with the rest of the cast of the allstars on your website?

Paul Gale November 14, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Hey BelowZero, I only put up information that’s sent in. There’s a lot more that I don’t share, to reduce spreading what seem to be false reports, but when something appears to have some truth behind it or comes from a source that has been accurate in the past, it goes up. That being said, there have been cases where I haven’t put something up that wound up being true…and likewise, the opposite (both unfortunate cases).

In regards to the poster for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale that I saw, which included more characters that never made it to the game, that’s long passed.

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