Super Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai has revealed a brand new stage for the 3DS version. The upcoming brawler’s new stage is named Golden Plains and hails from New Super Mario Bros. 2, where the area’s chock full of golden coins ready for players to collect. But the coins aren’t just for aesthetic merits, Sakurai also mentioned that players can turn their chosen fighter into a lustrous metal if 100 coins are collected within the colourful stage.
The new 3DS stage joins a variety of exclusive handheld areas, including Lumiose City from Pokemon X and Y, as well as Tortimer Island from Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Here’s what the esteemed director said on Miiverse, including exactly what type of attack bonus players will receive when the total number of coins are collected.
“New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a game where you collect tons of coins. Thus, it’s only natural that many coins will appear in this stage… Wait, is this really Super Smash Bros??
“If you collect 100 coins, you transform into a gold fighter! For a short period of time, your attack power will increase and you won’t flinch when you receive attacks. This unique stage’s name is Golden Plains and it’s exclusive to the 3DS version.”
Nintendo Australia has revealed that players who’ve collected a million or more coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2 are eligible to receive a gift. To get a limited edition New Super Mario Bros. 2 certificate, and if you reside in Australia and have collected at least a million coins in the platformer, take a picture of yourself and your Nintendo 3DS, displaying your one million coin tally. After that, e-mail your photo to Nintendo, via the publisher’s website, by March 31st.
Nintendo of America has announced the final two downloadable content packs for New Super Mario Bros 2 on the Nintendo 3DS. The first of these packs is titled Mystery Adventure and the second is titled Impossible. You can find out more about these DLC packs in the video above.
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has revealed precisely which games were the best-selling in Japan during the month of November. Unsurprisingly Animal Crossing: New Leaf was by far the best-selling game, selling an incredible 1,274,926 units. Three Nintendo 3DS titles made the top ten including Animal Crossing, Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon, and New Super Mario Bros. 2.
- [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 1,274,926 / NEW
- [PS3] Tales of Xillia 2 – 394,782 / NEW
- [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II – 223,344 / NEW
- [3DS] Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon ~Magnagate to Mugendai no Meikyuu~ – 125,911 / NEW
- [PS3] Assassin’s Creed III – 104,035 / NEW
- [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 102,992 / 1,411,969
- [PS3] Shin Sangoku Musou 6 Empires – 91,533 / NEW
- [PS3] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational – 86,912 / NEW
- [PS3] Okami HD – 78,137 / NEW
- [PS3] Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition – 63,725 / NEW
Two new downloadable Coin Rush course packs are now available for purchase in New Super Mario Bros. 2 for Nintendo 3DS. Coin Challenge Pack C and the Platform Panic Pack can be purchased for $2.50 each from New Super Mario Bros. 2′s in-game shop.
Nintendo fans worldwide have amassed a mountain of more than 300 billion gold coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the Nintendo 3DS system, and the tally continues to climb. To reward players for hitting this massive milestone, Nintendo is offering a free pack of Coin Rush courses that game owners can download wirelessly within the game at no extra charge.
The free Gold Classics Pack was inspired by games like Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3, and includes three new courses that can be played in Coin Rush mode. Players can test their skills, then share and challenge other players’ records through the StreetPass feature. The Gold Classics Pack is now available and will be free for a limited time to New Super Mario Bros. 2 owners. Starting Feb. 1, 2013, the pack will be available to purchase for $2.50 in the United States. A variety of other downloadable Coin Rush course packs are available for purchase through the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game.
“Nintendo fans have once again demonstrated their passion for the Super Mario Bros. franchise. The Gold Classics Pack is just one small way for us to thank players for their dedication. We’re all eager to see just how high that coin tally can get.”
- Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.
If you want to download Style Savvy: Trendsetters from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS, you’ll need at least 1.4GB of free space on your SD Card. The downloadable version of the fashion video game requires more than 10,500 blocks of space, which makes it the biggest download from the Nintendo eShop to date, outpacing other retail and downloadable games, such as New Super Mario Bros. 2, and the forthcoming Paper Mario: Sticker Star, which requires 4,199 blocks.
Nintendo today revealed an Animal Crossing themed Nintendo 3DS XL, which includes the downloadable version of Animal Crossing: Jump Out and launches November 11th in Japan for 22,800 yen.
Nintendo also showcased the New Super Mario Bros. 2 themed Nintendo 3DS XL, which includes the full game on an SD card that’s packed with the system and releases November 15th in Japan for 22,800 yen.
Players worldwide have collected more than 100 billion gold coins in New Super Mario Bros 2 for the Nintendo 3DS. That tally is set to skyrocket exponentially as Nintendo offers new Coin Rush Mode levels for the game. Several new downloadable add-on level packs will be made available to game owners, with the first three packs launching on Oct. 4. Each new pack contains three courses and can be purchased from within the game* at a price of $2.50 per pack. Subsequent packs will be on the way, with the next arrivals at the end of October and the end of November.
The packs being released on Oct. 4 include:
- Gold Rush Pack: Fun new courses that give novice players the best chance to collect lots of gold, and veterans the chance to set even higher Coin Rush records.
- Coin Challenge Pack A: The New Super Mario Bros. 2 website will track the rankings based on the scores for this pack, enabling players to measure their scores against other tallies from around the world in these more open courses.
- Nerve-Wrack Pack: Intense new courses designed for veteran players looking for new challenges.
Following this mornings mini Nintendo Direct presentation the company has announced the three pieces of New Super Mario Bros 2 downloadable content are available to download today in Europe. The first add-on is the Gold Rush Pack, which tasks players with collecting up to 30,000 coins. The second, Coin Challenge Pack A, is aimed at high score players with rankings planned to appear on the official NSMB2 website. The third pack, the Nerve-Wrack Pack, is billed as the game’s “toughest challenge yet” with difficulty ramped up. You can buy all three packs for £6, or alternatively you can buy them separately for £2.