Super Mario Series News


New Super Mario and Mario Kart announced for Wii U

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 23, 2013 7:20am PST

You'll never guess what, right. Nintendo is making a new Super Mario game and a new Mario Kart game. Cross my heart! I can't give you any useful details about either, okay, but I swear it's true, Nintendo really is making more games in those long, long, long-running series. ...


"I stand by the theory that your first Mario Kart will always be your favorite and best in your ..."

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New Super Mario Bros 2 gets final DLC course packs

By Steve Watts, Dec 21, 2012 12:00pm PST

The two final course packs for New Super Mario Bros 2 have been released: the Mystery Adventures pack and the Impossible pack. Each costs $2.50 and adds three courses.


"What LizardDude said. Also, if nothing else, get the Nerve Wrack Pack. Trust me."

- CampKusoge see all 8 comments

New Super Mario Bros 2 releases free 'Gold Classics' pack

By Steve Watts, Nov 27, 2012 11:30am PST

Nintendo is releasing a free "Gold Classics" pack for New Super Mario Bros 2, with courses inspired by elder Mario titles. It will cost $2.50 after February 1, 2013.


"That's kinda cool in a nostalgic way (and of course, just over the Christmas season it's free, ..."

- one random winner see all 6 comments

New Super Mario Bros U getting new courses as DLC

By Steve Watts, Nov 16, 2012 7:30am PST

Nintendo has confirmed that it is planning to release additional courses for New Super Mario Bros U as DLC, but hasn't started work on them yet.


"The games take time to load--more or less depending on the console being emulated. NES games ..."

- David Craddock see all 15 comments

New Super Mario Bros U review: a must-have

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 15, 2012 10:00am PST

Combining the best elements of Mario 3 with the best elements of Mario World, all while adding its own unique flavor, New Super Mario Bros U is easily a must-have for the Wii U early adopter.


"The waggle on galaxy sucked. I'd prefer a controller. Never played the others. "

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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.


"yeah absolutely. nintendo (all of the console makers, actually) should really have a more active ..."

- Mr.SEX see all 7 comments

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

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 02, 2012 8:15am PDT

In two days, 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.


"lol does this mark the first time nintendo has released DLC for their major properties, like ..."

- deathofrats see all 3 comments

New Super Mario Bros 2 developers address gold obsession

By Steve Watts, Jul 24, 2012 12:30pm PDT

The New Super Mario Bros 2 team talks about how the focus on coin-collecting came into play, and the troubles it faced making it work as a concept.


"I think I would specifically avoid this game because the constant clink of the coin noise would ..."

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Nintendo eShop hosting Mario sale to promote NSMB2

By Steve Watts, Jul 24, 2012 9:00am PDT

Nintendo is offering a series of Mario games on sale in the eShop for a month leading up to the launch of New Super Mario Bros 2.


"Yeah, the Wii (U) games are part of a different line. It's kind of confusing. They should have ..."

- David Craddock see all 5 comments

Nintendo offering incentive for digital download of NSMB2

By Steve Watts, Jul 20, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Nintendo is pushing its new digital downloads initiative, by offering a Club Nintendo bonus for buying the digital version of New Super Mario Bros 2 instead of the retail version.


"Have they even discussed how their store front is going to work? The problem with my Wii is ..."

- satsun see all 3 comments

Nintendo president calls fans 'insatiable'

By Steve Watts, Jun 25, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Reggie Fils-Aime expressed some frustration with "insatiable" fans for being dissatisfied with the company's showing at E3 this year.


"Although keep in mind that those titles are nothing compared to Marios close-to-30 year reign, ..."

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New Super Mario Bros 2 will offer paid DLC

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 21, 2012 9:27pm PDT

When Nintendo said New Super Mario Bros 2 was all about the money, they weren't kidding. Nintendo has announced that New Super Mario Bros 2 will be the first game in the company's history to offer for-pay DLC after launch.


"*cough* Mass Effect 3 day one important character add-on DLC *cough*"

- GigiLeCheshire see all 22 comments

New Super Mario Bros. 2 has full co-op

By Steve Watts, Jun 06, 2012 7:00pm PDT

At Nintendo's 3DS showcase, the company announced that New Super Mario Bros 2 will sport local co-op throughout the entire game.


Shack PSA: 3DS GBA Ambassador games now available

By Steve Watts, Dec 16, 2011 10:30am PST

The 3DS Ambassador Game Boy Advance games are now live and available for download on the eShop.


"my kids do take a lot of pictures and stuff. maybe thats where all the space is"

- Slowtreme see all 15 comments

Nintendo 3DS GBA Ambassador line-up revealed internationally

By Steve Watts, Dec 14, 2011 3:00pm PST

Nintendo has announced the full line-up of 3DS Ambassador GBA games. Ten titles will be available to early adopters starting this Friday.


"Oh man that's quite nice! The only game I don't really see myself playing is Mario Kart: Super ..."

- SonicusZ see all 8 comments