It's-a Mario World: Mario is Missing (from E3)!

kenneth caldwell
k. caldwell|07.17.08

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It's-a Mario World: Mario is Missing (from E3)!

This week, gamers everywhere have been in a frenzy over the 2008 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Following Nintendo's big keynote address on Tuesday morning, coupled with a flood of new Nintendo media, we Fanboys have enough hard news and confirmed release dates to feed our blogging habits for the next ... well, week or so, anyway. Our unchecked enthusiasm is perhaps best exemplified in the wise words of Wii Fanboy's own David Hinkle: "I want to bathe in a sea of Nintendo splendor."

But it feels like there is something amiss in the great Nintendo sea. Where is the Mario splendor amid all of our gleeful bathing? Happily, the horizon holds an August 25th release date for Super Mario Sluggers, and a September 29th release of Wario Land: Shake It!, but why haven't we seen much genuine Mario fanfare at this year's main event? Can we trust Iwata that the Mario team is hard at work, or are they hardly working? Take a stroll through our new gallery, in which we make conspiratorial speculation, scathing E3 commentary and as always, hopelessly inside references to Mario games of yesteryear.

It's-a Mario World is a weekly feature in which the ubiquity of Nintendo's flagship character is celebrated: We'll incessantly ruminate about mustache wax, debate the curious whereabouts of the princess and covet the luminous power stars strewn about the galaxy. Check back here every Thursday to find out what strange and wonderful thing has got us tipping our caps.
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