Nintendo brought some long-awaited news to the world this weekend with the announcement that New Super Mario Bros. 2 is in the works and due for release in August this year.
For DS? Nope. It’s 3DS exclusive.
The very first New Super Mario Bros. 2D sidescroller platformer released for Nintendo DS way back in mid-2006 and was an instant, runaway success, continuing to sell impressive numbers of units years into its life, with a follow-up, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, appearing on Nintendo’s home console. This game, too, was incredibly popular.
Nintendo of America took to Twitter to confirm the new game, writing:
“Mario fans get excited b/c New Super Mario Bros. 2 is launching for Nintendo 3DS in August!”
The reveal was made during the Nintendo Direct event, which was live-streamed to fans around the world. During the showing, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata made the announcement, with the very first screenshots included in the specially made video.
Catch the lot below:
New Super Mario Bros 2 – Satoru Iwata Announcement