Unveiled during the recent Nintendo Press Conference at E3…. well the few minutes they set aside for Nintendo 3DS games, New Super Mario Bros. 2 was promoted. Following previous installments in the New Super Mario Bros series it focuses on side-scrolling platform gameplay reminiscent of the old Super Mario games on the SNES, Gameboy etc. This release in the series will set itself apart from the others… while your previous goals were to simply go from A to B in a number of stages on the quest to save Princess Peach, this time around you have another important quest…. to collect GOLD COINS, for which every level is littered with them and more can be produced through a number of means. Here are some features of the game Nintendo are promoting:
- The game records all the coins players collect throughout the game, so completing a level is only part of the fun. 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 return of Raccoon Mario gives Mario the ability to fly and access hidden areas.
- Players will have the option to either purchase the game at retail stores or download the entire game through the Nintendo eShop.
The game is due for release on the 19th August 2012 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.