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New Super Mario Bros. 2 revealed for 3DS

UPDATE: Confirmed for August release Stateside

Nintendo has revealed New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS during its Nintendo Direct live stream today.


Update: Nintendo has confirmed that the game will hit US in August alongside the Japanese launch. Here's some extra blurb from the English press release:

"New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a traditional side-scrolling adventure game featuring Mario, Luigi and loads of other favorite characters from the popular Mario series. The game was created specifically as a pick-up-and-play experience that can be instantly enjoyed by players of all skill levels on the Nintendo 3DS system." Update ends.

As expected, Mario once again goes back to his 2D roots in the new title, which will arrive in Japan in August.

First images show a Gold Mario in one scene, and all gold enemies in another. Check them out below,