Nintendo Announces New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS, Kirby Anniversary Collection for Wii

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During a special video presentation in Japan last night, Nintendo put the spotlight on two key titles that are in the works for 3DS and Wii. Nintendo America followed up this morning with the official press release to announce details for us westerners.

Nintendo isn’t dishing out many specifics yet, but has confirmed that New Super Mario Bros. 2, “a traditional side-scrolling adventure game featuring Mario, Luigi and loads of other favorite characters from the popular Mario series,” is hopping onto North American store shelves for Nintendo 3DS in August, and a Kirby anthology collection is due out later this year for Wii in celebration of the character’s 20th anniversary. The collection will feature “a variety of previously released, fan-favorite Kirby games,” but Nintendo hasn’t announced which specific titles that includes or even how many games will be packed onto the disc.

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“A new Mario game and a big Kirby celebration will help make 2012 an especially great year for Nintendo fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Whether they’re playing at home on Wii or using Nintendo 3DS to have fun on the go, players can look forward to experiencing some of our biggest franchises in exciting ways.”

I bet we’ll find out more on these titles real soon with E3 on the horizon, so stay tuned. For now, here are the first screenshots from New Super Mario Bros. 2.

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