Super Mario 3D Land

3DS / Platform / Release: Nov 13, 2011 / ESRB: E

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Nintendo will launch a new mall tour this summer focusing on its hit 2DS/3DS games.


Nintendo offering free Pokemon X/Y with 3DS and game purchase

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Nintendo offers free game with 3DS XL and game purchase

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Registering a 3DS XL and either Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity between March 21 and April 30 will net you a free download of another 3DS game.


Shack PSA: 3DS first-party hits out now download

By Steve Watts, Oct 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Nintendo has put up some of its first-party 3DS titles on the eShop today, as it continues its efforts to offer select parts of the library as digital downloads.


Nintendo reports first annual loss of about $460 million

By Steve Watts, Apr 26, 2012 9:00am PDT

Nintendo has outlined its first ever annual operating loss, and detailed its plans for the coming year in terms of strategy and predicted sales.


Mario 3DS games quickly overtook launch titles

By Steve Watts, Feb 09, 2012 5:00pm PST

An analytical look at Nintendo's 2011 sales numbers show Nintendo's first-party titles cleaning up, especially when Mario is involved, but third parties still lagging behind.


Best of 2011 Honorable Mention: Super Mario 3D Land

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 12, 2012 12:00pm PST

The 2011 Shacknews 'Game of the Year' awards begin today with our list of honorable mentions. These titles didn't quite crack our overall top five, but deserve your attention.


Nintendo 3DS sales pass 4 million in the US

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 03, 2012 8:00am PST

A new year is here, so let the video games business boasts begin! Nintendo today revealed that over 4 million 3DSs have now been sold in the US, while Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword have all sold over a million.


Weekend Confirmed 89 - Minecraft, Uncharted 3, Mario Kart 7

By Garnett Lee, Dec 02, 2011 11:00am PST

Jeff surprises Xav and Garnett this week with tales of his first few nights fighting to survive in Minecraft. He's been hard at work with his...


Super Mario 3D Land director talks merging old and new Mario

By Steve Watts, Dec 01, 2011 7:30am PST

Super Mario 3D Land director Koichi Hayashida talks about how his team merged the concepts, enemies and power-ups of old-school 2D Mario games with the 3D lessons learned from the Galaxy series.


Zelda: Skyward Sword and Mario 3D Land break Nintendo sales records

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 28, 2011 1:00pm PST

Nintendo is claiming new sales records for two of its recent holiday launches. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, seen by many as Wii's swan song, has sold 535,000 units since its launch one week ago, making it "the fastest-selling Zelda game ever."


How the 3DS 'Join Game' feature works

By Steve Watts, Nov 23, 2011 12:30pm PST

We get a look at the 3DS "Join Game" feature through the first game to use it, Mario Kart 7.


3DS firmware update improves friends list

By Steve Watts, Nov 03, 2011 12:45pm PDT

Super Mario 3D Land includes a mandatory 3DS firmware update that lets you hop into friends' online games more easily.


Nintendo strategically holding back 3DS games

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2011 10:00am PDT

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata explains that some 3DS delays have been intentional, to keep them out of the overcrowded holiday season and give them their best chance for sales.


Luigi playable in Super Mario 3D Land

By Steve Watts, Oct 27, 2011 11:00am PDT

Luigi will be a playable character in Super Mario 3D Land, but only in special stages once you've finished the main game.