Mario And Donkey Kong announced for 3DS eShop

Fifth game in the series goes digital

Nintendo has shown off a brand new Mario vs. Donkey Kong game, which will be coming to the 3DS eShop in the second quarter of 2013.

'Mario And Donkey Kong' is the fifth game in the series but abandons the usual side-scrolling puzzle platforming for a top-down puzzle similar to the 1980s game Pipemania.

Players have to place down paths for mechanical Mario characters to walk along, being sure to avoid obstacles and hazards.

There will also be a selection of mini-games including one in which you use a slingshot to fire Mario at targets.

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See the full list of 3DS announcements in our Nintendo Direct live coverage.