14th June 2012
Following on from all the new information released at E3 last week, Nintendo Australia can confirm New Super Mario Bros. 2 will release on the 18th August in Australia and New Zealand, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be the first title to release in-store and digitally, providing consumers the option to either purchase the game at retail stores or download the entire game directly from Nintendo eShop and participating retail partners.
In New Super Mario Bros. 2, Bowser has once again kidnapped Princess Peach, but this time, Mario has a new objective. The Mushroom Kingdom is bursting with more gold coins than ever before and it’s up to players to collect as many coins as possible throughout their adventure. Every level is filled with golden opportunities, such as gold rings that turn enemies into valuable gold versions and a Gold Flower that gives Mario the ability to turn almost anything in his path into coins. The game records all the coins players collect throughout the game, so completing a level is only part of the fun!
Also, New Super Mario Bros. 2 is an all-new side-scrolling adventure game featuring Mario and Luigi! Two players who each own the game will have the option to play the entire game in two-player multi-player mode using local wireless. Coin Rush Mode allows players to collect as many coins as possible and challenge friends to beat their record via StreetPass.
For more information on New Super Mario Bros. 2, and additional games exclusively for Nintendo 3DS, visit www.nintendo.com.au