One of Nintendo's main focuses with Wii U is finally increasing the overall connectivity between players and, of course, the Internet at large. New Super Mario Bros. U, which was just shown off at their E3 2012 press conference, is all about the shared experience.
A bunch of footage was on display, all of which featured the familiar gameplay and visuals we've come to expect from the New line of SMB games. As demoed when Wii U was first announced, New Super Mario Bros. U isn't tied to the TV screen, either, and is one of the games that can be played on the GamePad separately.
In addition to showing off New Super Mario Bros. U and its connection to Nintendo's new Miiverse—which allows players to leave messages to one another throughout the game world, among many other features—Nintendo confirmed that Wii U will support two GamePads at once.