Super Mario Bros. Wonder will feature 4-player local co-op play on a single Nintendo Switch system. This means that you can gather your friends and family together to enjoy the game on the same couch. The game will also have some online features, but they are a bit different from what you might expect.
Instead of traditional online co-op, Super Mario Bros. Wonder will have a mode called “Friend Races”. In Friend Races, you can create a room and invite your friends to join. You will all then race through the same course, but you will appear as a live shadow. This means that you can still interact with the course and with each other, but you will not be able to see each other’s models.
You can also use the Friend Races mode to give your friends items or revive them if they fall down. This makes it a fun and cooperative way to play the game online.
In addition to Friend Races, Super Mario Bros. Wonder will also have a mode called “Standee Mode”. In Standee Mode, you can leave a Standee of your character in a course. This Standee can then be used by other players to revive them or give them items.
The Standee Mode is a great way to help out your friends, especially if they are struggling with a difficult course. It is also a fun way to interact with other players online.
Overall, Super Mario Bros. Wonder looks like it will be a great game for local co-op play. The Friend Races and Standee Mode features are also a welcome addition, and they should make the game more challenging and fun to play online.
The game is scheduled to be released on October 20, 2023, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.