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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 ways. Every Super Mario Bros. game used to define the rules; now I find...

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2DS digs for euros with New Super Mario Bros 2. bundle

A new 2DS bundle is coming to Europe on July 4 featuring gold-crazy platformer New Super Mario Bros. 2. The box includes the red-and-white system and the game pre-installed on a 4GB memory card, with all the Coin Rush add-on content bundled in too. There's no word on a price, but we expect it'll be...

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Amazon sale on 3DS games: Fire Emblem: Awakening, Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and more

Whew! E3, huh? Right? Y'all remember when that guy said that stuff, and then all the things happened? What a crazy week! We don't know about you, but we're feeling like it might be time to unwind from this week's insanity by catching up on our gaming backlogs while we wait for all these...

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Wii U shipments miss targets at 3.45M, projected 9M for next fiscal year

The Wii U shipped 3.45 million units worldwide as of March 31, a figure well short of the 4 million projected in January, itself adjusted from initial forecasts of 5.5 million. That means the Wii U only shipped around 390,000 units worldwide in the last three months. In a financial statement,...

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Nintendo cuts hardware sales targets after shipping 3M Wii U consoles in 2012

Nintendo adjusted its annual net profit outlook from ¥6 billion to ¥14 billion (around $154 million) on the back of a weakening yen, with the company posting a nine-month operating loss of ¥5.8 billion ($63.7 million) compared to the corresponding figure of ¥48.4 billion for the...

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC rides out in Japan

Despite lacking in innovation when first released, New Super Mario Bros. 2 gets continually newer as DLC arrives. The latest packs, arriving in Japan today for ¥200 each, include the Kiroku ni Challenge C Pack, a time attack course in which you get as many coins as possible, and another pack...

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 gets free SMB and SMB3 levels, available now

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is revisiting old Super Mario Bros. through free Coin Rush content, now available for download. To celebrate a massive 300 billion coins collected in NSMB2 worldwide, Nintendo released the free-for-now Gold Classics Pack based on iconic levels from Super Mario Bros. and...

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Nintendo trailer round-up: Fire Emblem, Paper Mario, Professor Layton, more

The latest Nintendo Direct didn't offer much in the way of news, but we did get our hands on a bunch of new trailers. First and foremost is Fire Emblem: Awakening, which you'll find above. Be careful, it's pretty sharp. After the break, find trailers for Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask,...

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 has two more DLC packs available today

New Super Mario Bros. 2 now has its fourth and fifth DLC packs, Nintendo announced on today's Direct broadcast for North America. Gold Mushroom Pack (above) and Coin Challenge Pack B (below the break) are available now in North America and Europe via the eShop, priced at...

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NintendoWare Weekly: NSMB2 DLC, Cave Story, tons more

There is entirely too much going on on the 3DS eShop this week. The New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC is here, of course, and Pokemon Dream Radar shows up later on this week. Retail games Crosswords Plus and Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone launched digitally on Monday (and offer free access to Donkey...

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New 3DS colors & bundles in Japan, eShop gets digital re-releases

Nintendo announced three new 3DS XL bundles for Japan, with two special case designs for New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Animal Crossing 3DS. The company also announced the upcoming arrival of eight previously released 3DS games on the Japanese eShop. In an initial Nintendo Direct broadcast, Nintendo...

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