You’ll be able to play as five characters in New Super Mario Bros. U: Mario, Luigi, blue and yellow Toads, or a Mii. Other well-known members from the Mario universe have been left out.
In Game Informer’s latest issue, Nintendo EAD’s Takashi Tezuka told the magazine that the team did actually consider other playable characters.
Tezuka was quizzed about Nintendo’s decision to go with two Toads once again. He was additionally asked if Peach or a villain like Wario was considered.
“We did consider that when we looked at which characters we would use. We really came down on the side of using Mii characters rather than some of the characters you had mentioned. Through the technology of HD, you’re going to see more expression and emotion on the Mii character faces. Of course, we’re going to continue making Mario games, so you can maybe look forward to some of the things you were asking about in the future.”