Last week’s Nintendo news was dominated by the company’s first ever, annual loss (around $530 million). But don’t worry about Nintendo because Mario and the gang are going to be just fine. In fact, Mario already has a new game on the horizon with New Super Mario Bros. 2 arriving this August.
This new side-scrolling Mario adventure for Nintendo 3DS is a sequel to New Super Mario Bros DS that was released in 2006. There was also a New Super Mario Bros Wii game released in 2009 but as of now, we don’t know if there will also be a sequel for that game. I’d imagine, with all the talk of Nintendo’s Wii U, the successor to Wii, we won’t be seeing that sequel any time soon.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be a traditional, side-scrolling adventure game starring Mario, Luigi and, according to the Nintendo press release, “loads of other favorite characters from the popular Mario series”. The game has been designed as a pick-up-and-play game that should be highly enjoyable by Mario fans of all ages and skill levels.
You can bet that I’ll do everything I can to get my hands on this game and review it for you as soon as possible.