Super Mario Series News


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"

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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

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."


"They had Rayman Origins and a new Kirby game come out relatively recently as well."

- one random winner see all 6 comments

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.


"sadly due to childhood memories this will be the one title release that MAKES me buy a 3DS."

- metalremains see all 5 comments

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.


"Only time I saw someone who bought a 3DS, was at a gamestop and someone was trying to return it ..."

- Motoryogurt see all 9 comments

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.


"The movement looks really slow and still in this 3DS game. Very un-Mario :("

- pyide see all 17 comments

Mario Kart 7 online features detailed, classic tracks teased

By Steve Watts, Oct 21, 2011 1:45pm PDT

Nintendo outlined the online, StreetPass, and SpotPass features for Mario Kart 7 today, along with teasing some of the new and classic courses for the kart racer.


"I've got a 3DS and I'm excited for those two games as well. Paper Mario and Super Mario 3DS ..."

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Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 get release windows

By Steve Watts, Aug 10, 2011 12:15pm PDT

Nintendo announced today that Super Mario 3D Land will release in November, followed by Mario Kart 7 in December.