New Super Mario Bros 2 DLC begins October 4th, $2.50 each

Nintendo's historic first foray into downloadable content begins in just two days: October 4th. On that day, Nintendo will release three DLC packs for New Super Mario Bros 2. Each pack contains three new courses to play in Coin Rush mode, and each will cost $2.50.

Additional packs will arrive at the end of October and at the end of November.

The DLC Coin Rush levels differ from the ones offered in the original game, as they always feature the same three levels. (In the original game, three levels were chosen at random.)

The packs being released on October 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.

In order to buy the DLC, SpotPass must be activated. After receiving a notification from the game, a Shop icon will appear within the Coin Rush mode. "As long as players have enough funds in their Nintendo eShop balance, they can then tap and purchase the packs they want all within the game," Nintendo says.