And here's a few new tidbits we've been able to ascertain from this video:
- The level timer is back from the classic Mario games. There are also clocks you can pick up to extend the timer, like the green fruit from Super Mario World.
- Levels will switch between 2D and 3D seemlessly like they did in the Super Mario Galaxy games.
- The Tanooki Suit works like it did in Super Mario Bros. 3. You can hover for a short time, but apparently you don't need a running start anymore to do it. There are also Tanooki Goombas. God help us all.
- The health bar has been eschewed in favour of the old-fashioned Small Mario/Super Mario/Powerup Mario system.
- Similar to New Super Mario Bros., you can touch the bottom screen to bring a powerup to the top and use it there. The demo started with the Tanooki suit in the bottom already.
- I saw something that looked like a Comet Coin from Super Mario Galaxy 2.
- The 3D does...something. It's unclear what, because it was turned on off-camera, but it was enough to impress Mr. Holmes.
Overall, this is a highly informative and slightly disturbing video. Let's hope Mr. Holmes remembered to clean the Nintendo 3DS before passing it to the next person in line.