Super Mario 30th Anniversary Live Concert Announced — Japan Exclusive

Nintendo has announced that the newest batch of concerts, Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Live, will be going on tour… only in Japan. The concert will feature the Super Mario Special Band as well as people who have worked on the series throughout the 30 year history. Chances are Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka will be making an appearance. Tickets will cost somewhere between $70.52 for the better seats to $61.71 for the “lawn seats.”

Would you like to see a similar concert make it’s way by you?

Take A Look At Mario Through The Years In This 30th Anniversary Video

Nintendo has released this pretty cool new video celebrating 30 years of Mario, and showcasing the new Mario Maker a little bit. The video features gameplay of the classic games, which you can use in Mario Maker, back to back so you can see how the game has evolved over time and the worlds you’ll be creating from. The nostalgia just may bring a tear to your eye! Which was your favourite or first Mario game?

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition Special Demo Coming To Europe This Week

If you’re in Europe you will be interested to know that Nintendo will be releasing a Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Special Demo. The playable demo will arrive on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on Thursday and is bound to be pretty fun. You can read more about it, below.

Discover the puzzle-action game sensation with this free demo, which features a whole stage from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and has two difficulty levels and a variety of team set-ups to try. Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is a two-game-in-one package. Puzzle & Dragons Z combines the elements of a deep and strategic puzzle game, a dungeon-crawling RPG and a monster-collecting adventure. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition offers the same deep puzzle gameplay, presented in the Super Mario Bros. universe. Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition releases on 8thMay.

GungHo Reiterates That Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Will Head West

Good news for those of you who were fearing that Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition for 3DS will be a Japanese only release, as the developer GungHo has reiterated that the game will be heading to the west at an undisclosed date. The company says that it’s down to Nintendo to announce the western release of the game. At least it’s confirmed that it’s coming at some point.

“Nintendo will announce details concerning the overseas release.”

GungHo Contacted Nintendo For Puzzle And Dragons: Super Mario Edition

Daisuke Yamamoto and Kazuki Morishita from GungHo Online Entertainment have stated that they approached Nintendo to see if they would be interested in creating Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition for Nintendo 3DS. Morishita says they contacted the Kyoto based firm with a Happy New Year greeting to inform them that Puzzle & Dragons Z had shifted over one million units. They then informed Nintendo that they were more than open to creating spin-offs based on the franchise. Here’s what they had to say.

Morishita: We contacted Nintendo with New Year’s 2014 greetings as we reported that Puzzle & Dragons Z had sold one million copies. We said, “we’d like to do more Puzzle & Dragons spin-offs” to president Iwata and Mr. Miyamoto. From there on, we tried to create the Mario version in-house at GungHo as we thought, “wouldn’t it be better to show Nintendo?” Then discussions with Nintendo progressed again.

Yamamoto: We showed a prototype to Nintendo several months after contacting them for the first time.

Morishita: From there, we rebuilt the game anew by combining the action of Puzzle & Dragons and the world and stages of Super Mario Bros.