Nintendo has announced that Super Mario Bros. Wonder will feature online multiplayer. While you won’t be able to play the courses together directly, you can race through them by seeing ghost versions of each other. Playable characters include Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Yellow/Blue Toad, Toadette, Nabbit and Yoshi.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder launches for Switch on October 20th.
While playing online, you have the option of creating a room to get together with friends. In a shared room, you can see which courses your friends are playing, play the same one together and even turn most courses into a friendly race.
Even when playing solo, if you connect online, you can see other players from around the world in courses and on the world map enjoying the game in real time, appearing as live player shadows. You can come back to life by bumping into a live player shadow here, too.
Plus, you can assist fellow online players by placing a standee that they can use to revive ghosts. Place them creatively in challenging areas to really help someone out. The game will even display how many people have used your standee assist.