Nintendo has officially confirmed that New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be hitting store shelves in North America on the 15th November.

The actual announcement comes as little surprise; a pre-Christmas release had been fully expected by many sectors of the industry and some had even ventured to guess that November would be the magic month.

There's no word on the European release date as yet, but fingers are firmly crossed that Euro Wii fans will be able to participate in some Mario-flavoured multiplayer action this holiday season.