The Wii U Virtual Console launched a couple of weeks back with SNES classic Super Mario World being available from the off, and it seems we won't have to wait much longer for another dose of Mario as Super Mario Bros. 2 is on its way to the North American eShop.

Released back in 1988 on the NES, Super Mario Bros. 2 plays a little bit differently to its predecessor and is largely seen as the black sheep of Mario games. Of course, that's not a bad thing at all and many people adore the style of gameplay found in this one.

Super Mario Bros. 2 will be released on the eShop for North Americans to enjoy on 16th May, there's no news yet on a European adaptation. As it's a NES game it'll set you back $4.99 or $1 should you have already purchased it from the Wii Virtual Console.

A trailer for the Wii U Virtual Console version is below, courtesy of GamingVlogNetwork - we have to say, it looks amazing on the GamePad.

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