Australian New Super Mario Bros. 2 release date set for August 18th


Nintendo Australia has this morning announced that New Super Mario Bros 2. will be released in Australian and New Zealand on August 18th. The game will be released both at retail but also available to digitally download from the eShop. You’ll be able to download the entire game from home or at ‘participating retail partners’ who will be announced in the future. All Nintendo 3DS games from Nintendo and eventually Wii U games will be available to digitally download this way going forward.

The release date of the game again puts Australia smack bang in the middle of the America and European release who are a day later and before respectively. Nice going.

So then who’s going to download it or are you going to pick it up ‘old school’ at retail?

[quote]Following on from all the new information released at E3 last week, Nintendo Australia can confirm New Super Mario Bros. 2 will release on the 18th August in Australia and New Zealand, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.  New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be the first title to release in-store and digitally, providing consumers the option to either purchase the game at retail stores or download the entire game directly from Nintendo eShop and participating retail partners.

In New Super Mario Bros. 2, Bowser has once again kidnapped Princess Peach, but this time, Mario has a new objective.¬† The Mushroom Kingdom is bursting with more gold coins than ever before and it’s up to players to collect as many coins as possible throughout their adventure.¬† Every level is filled with golden opportunities, such as gold rings that turn enemies into valuable gold versions and a Gold Flower that gives Mario the ability to turn almost anything in his path into coins.¬† The game records all the coins players collect throughout the game, so completing a level is only part of the fun!
Also, New Super Mario Bros. 2 is an all-new side-scrolling adventure game featuring Mario and Luigi!  Two players who each own the game will have the option to play the entire game in two-player multi-player mode using local wireless.   Coin Rush Mode allows players to collect as many coins as possible and challenge friends to beat their record via StreetPass.
For more information on New Super Mario Bros. 2, and additional games exclusively for Nintendo 3DS, visit  www.nintendo.com.au[/quote]

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  • June 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Might make a nice birthday present.

  • Adza
    June 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I wonder if it really will be the same price digitally as physical RRP. I hope it is at least $5 or $10 cheaper digitally. I also want to know if I can transfer it to another 3DS system if I ever replace or upgrade.

  • Pete (cd2)
    June 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Retail for me, I like the box sitting on my shelf.

  • Duskblayde
    June 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    This isn’t exactly pertinent to the article, but I have a strange desire to mention it: It would seem the Australian Club Nintendo is out of the Golden Nunchuck accessory.

  • theory
    June 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Retail version for sure. Hate digital releases, love having everything viewable on the shelves. Plus it will certainly be cheaper in stores. Nintendo’s online prices are always RRP and never drop.

  • Burak Haliloglu
    June 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I noticed that yesterday and I’m p—ed off. I missed out on the SNES Classic Controller too. Foolishly, I assumed that they were permanent Club Nintendo items. Worse still, is that I had enough points to have earned both of those gifts. >=(

  • Burak Haliloglu
    June 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Some retailers were selling Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 for around $49 at launch and then settled into the now standard $59 price point a week later. This is in spite of the $69.95 RRP set by Nintendo themselves (which only EB and Game seem to adhere to =P).

    I’ll be buying the hard copy so that my younger brother can play it on his 3DS too. That, and I can’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on a digital copy when I can get the hard copy for virtually the same price (if not cheaper).

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