New Super Mario Bros. U is an all new adventure that brings Mario™ and his friends into your living room like never before! The Wii U GamePad controller gives you and your family a whole new window into the Mushroom Kingdom, with fantastic new features that are only possible on the Wii U console.
The Wii U GamePad, included with every Wii U console, brings people together like you've never imagined. Here are just some of the new ways that you'll enjoy playing with Mario and friends.
- Now up to five players* can play together, with four Wii Remote controllers and Boost Mode on the Wii U GamePad.
- A player can pick up the GamePad any time and help out by placing Boost Blocks and distracting enemies via the Touch Screen.
- Super easy drop-in play lets you add a player to play with a Wii Remote™ controller any time—even in the middle of a level.
- Switch gameplay to the GamePad only in single-player mode, and free up your TV screen for the family to use.
Source: The Game Website.