Nintendo announced Super Mario 3D World during their E3 Nintendo Direct webcast on June 11, 2013.
Made by the same team behind Super Mario 3D Land, Super Mario 3D World has Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad as playable characters.
The playable demo at E3 2013 had five courses available: W2-1, W4-2, W6-3, W1-5, and W4-Boss.
Nintendo re-released Super Mario 3D World as part of the reduced-price "Nintendo Selects" series on March 11, 2016 in the U.S.
Nintendo eShop release
Super Mario 3D World was available for download on the Nintendo eShop on the same day as the retail release. Its download size is listed as 1672 MB.