Though there were hints that a New Super Mario Bros. title would be announced for the Wii, this was different than what we expected to see. The series is indeed making its way to home consoles after debuting on the DS, but unlike the original, this will have four-player competitive co-op.
The two things that come to mind are that this is Nintendo’s answer to LittleBigPlanet, which had four player competitive co-op for the Playstation last year, but it’s also Mario’s turn to go the Legend of Zelda: The Four Swords route, except in a sidescroller as the series classic games were, rather than top down. Details are scarce, as there was limited gameplay shown, but it looks to play as you would expect a four-player sidescrolling Mario game to play.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is set to release this holiday season. We will publish more details as we receive them.