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New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a good platformer. Nobody doubted it would be. However, it's impossible to avoid holding a Mario game up to a higher standard than other platformers, and in that context it's a lot less successful. Three games in, the New Super Mario Bros. series is already set in its way...

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You might think it's neat that North American Club Nintendo members will net extra coins for downloading the digital version of New Super Mario Bros. 2, but Japanese fans get an even sweeter bonus: An entire game. Specifically, Japanese downloaders will get Donkey Kong: Original Edition, which feat...

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When New Super Mario Bros. 2 arrives in August, Nintendo will give everyone who buys the downloadable version some extra Club Nintendo coins. Registering a store-bought copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2 will get you 50 coins, but if you download it you'll get 100 coins instead. Those looking to downl...

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Last night during the US Nintendo Direct presentation, we were treated to footage of several new games including the Wii Kirby's Dream Collection and Pikmin 2, the 3DS's Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, New Super Mario Bros. 2, and the DS's Pokemon Black and White Version 2. There's also a video detailing the eShop's Virtual Console promotion. Find them all after the break!%Gallery-158919% -->

Last night during the US Nintendo Direct presentation, we were treated to footage of several new games including the Wii Kirby's Dream Collection and Pikmin 2, the 3DS's Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, New Super Mario Bros. 2, and the DS's Pokemon Black and White Version 2. There's also a v...

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 will have special post-launch "Coin Rush" stages available as downloads, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has announced. In keeping with the theme of the game, these stages will be paid DLC. The "Coin Rush" mode is a series of three-stage courses, during which you have only o...

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The new emphasis on collecting coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2 may seem like an insubstantial change for the series – after all, there have always been coins everywhere, and it's always been a good idea to collect them. But I think that this subtle shift in goals subverts the nature of Mario...

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Mario's getting "new" yet again on Nintendo's 3DS this summer. EVP of sales and marketing Scott Moffitt took to Nintendo's E3 press conference stage this morning to unveil an August 19 launch date for New Super Mario Bros. 2. He also showed a bunch of gameplay that ... well, looks pretty nice....

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Call it ambitious (if you're feeling nice), or potentially bananas (if you're feeling realistic), but no matter what you call it, Nintendo's clearly not joking around with its hardware sales forecast. The company let loose a variety of predictions for the current fiscal year (ending March 31, 2013)...

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The Japanese release of New Super Mario Bros. 2 this August will be mirrored by a semi-simultaneous release here in the colonies, according to a press release issued by Nintendo of America after last night's Nintendo Direct event. The full PR, available after the break, calls New Super Mario Bros. ...

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New Super Mario Bros. 2, a new game from Nintendo, is coming to 3DS this August in Japan, Satoru Iwata announced at tonight's Nintendo Direct livestream. Pictures – the first of which you can view below, courtesy of Nintendo of America – showed the 2D title running on the 3DS....

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