New Super Mario and Mario Kart games announced for Wii U, will be shown at E3 2013

Yoshi in Super Mario Galaxy 2

EAD Tokyo is developing a new 3D Mario action game for and a Mario Kart game for Wii U, both of which will be playable at E3 this year.

Satoru Iwata confirmed that the games are in development in today’s Nintendo Direct, and also told viewers that a new Wii Party game, from the team which made the Wii titles, will be released this summer.

He also confirmed that Wii U owners will be able to download NES, SNES and Game Boy Advance games through Virtual Console soon.