E3 2013 Best Platformer

Specialty Awards Genre Awards Platform Awards Game of Show
Best Platformer

Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario 3D World wasn’t exactly the Mario title most loyalists were expecting, or dare I even say hoping for. Before the Nintendo Direct presentation, there were murmurings of the Big N announcing a new entry in the Galaxy sub-series or a new Mario excursion altogether. Thus, when Iwata then unveiled 3D World, there was a bit of a collective sigh of disappointment heard round the world — and then we saw the game in action, and forgot all about that feeling. First off, 3D World is the first four-player co-op 3D Mario, ever. So that’s kind of a big deal. But aside from that, and even though this isn’t from a totally original Mario series, what’s been seen looks like one of the best. Clever puzzles, solid platforming, beautiful graphics, familiar and new suits, a fabulous cast of fan-favorite characters from which to choose and just all-around fun gameplay makes Super Mario 3D World the Nintendo game to beat this coming holiday season.
Nominees
Rayman Legends New Super Luigi Bros. Sonic Lost World Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze