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.
During a brief Nintendo Direct, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed details and footage of New Super Mario Bros. 2’s first DLC level packs. The first set of DLC consists of three packs. The first pack, “Go! Go! Gold Mario,” has three courses and will release in Japan on October 2nd for 200 yen. Worldwide top scores for the second pack, “Challenge the Record,” will be displayed on the game’s home page. The third pack, “Survival Panic,” is the most challenging of the three as it is advertised for experts only.
New Super Mario Bros 2 is back at the top of the Japanese software charts this week. Mario’s latest adventure slipped a few places to number four last week, but has quickly risen back to the top. Nintendo 3DS remains the dominate format in Japan, easily fending of competition from the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts.
- [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
- [3DS] Lost Heroes
- [PS3] Max Payne 3
- [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2
- [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva
- [PSP] Lost Heroes
- [PS3] Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi Max: Evangelion 7 x Seimei no Kodou
- [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire!
- [3DS] Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
- [WII] Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online
- Nintendo 3DS: 64,159
- PlayStation Vita: 14,106
- PlayStation 3: 11,813
- PSP: 9,065
- Wii: 6,958
- Nintendo 3DS: 1,269
- PlayStation 2: 1,078
- Xbox 360: 815