News: New Super Mario Bros. 2’s final DLC pack is available now

new_super_mario_bros_2If you’ve been enjoying New Super Mario Bros. 2′s Coin Rush stages, be prepared to embrace the final lot of Add-on Content for this particular title. Out now worldwide, you can purchase the Mystery Adventure Pack and the Impossible Pack from the in-game Shop. Continue reading

News: First New Super Mario Bros. 2 Add-On Content Released in Europe

New to New Super Mario Bros. 2 was the Coin Rush mode, which saw you playing through a random selection of stages within a time limit, and collecting as many coins as possible before hitting the end-of-level flagpole. If you’ve exhausted each one of the built-in packs, which are unlocked by playing through the single-player ‘story’ mode, Nintendo has, for the first time, released paid Add-On Content in the Nintendo eShop. Continue reading

Review: New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo 3DS)

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Review Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Also Available on: Nintendo eShop
Release Date: 17/08/12
Genre: 2D Platformer
Players: 1-2 (Local Multiplayer)
PEGI: 3+


If last year’s Super Mario 3D Land was the first step in a bold, new direction for the Mario franchise – blending 2D and 3D gameplay to create a new Mario sub-genre, described by the game’s rear cover as “A pick up and play Mario adventure” – then New Super Mario Bros. 2 is the polar opposite. Continue reading

News: Nintendo Reveals Full List of Upcoming 3DS, DS and eShop Games For North America

For every Luigi’s Mansion and Castlevania game delayed until next year, there’s, well, a lot of upcoming games – both first and third-party – heading to the Nintendo 3DS before the all-important Holiday period.

So, without further ado, here’s the full line-up of Nintendo 3DS, DS and eShop games arriving in North America later this year – including a previously unannounced Hydroventure/Fluidity sequel: Continue reading

News: Retail Downloads and the Return of Theatrhythm DLC Are This Week’s Download Highlights

We’re in for a treat on the eShop this week – if you don’t mind paying extortionate prices for retail downloads, that is. The eShop’s come a long way since its original inception in June of last year, but for all of its improvements and new additions, surely not one has been as monumental for Nintendo as the introduction of retail downloads. Read on for the lowdown on this week’s new additions to Nintendo’s digital stores. Continue reading

News: New Art Academy and FreakyForms Deluxe Joining New Super Mario Bros. 2 in Nintendo eShop [Updated]

Applicable to all upcoming retail downloads – not just NSMB2.

There’s no denying that the upcoming release of New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a monumental one. It might not offer much in terms of innovation where gameplay is concerned, but its distribution methods represent a whole new digital direction for Nintendo – launching in physical retail outlets and on the Nintendo eShop simultaneously on August 17th, Nintendo gamers have never had so much choice when it comes to purchasing their games. Continue reading