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News: Super Mario 3D Land Leaps to a Strong Start in Japan

Super Mario 3D Land Leaps to a Strong Start in Japan

Bigger than galaxies

By now you've read in our Super Mario 3D Land review that Mario's latest outing is very good indeed, but has it succeeded in lifting the console's sales in Japan? Yes, and how. In its first week the game shifted a staggering 343,492 copies, according to figures from Media Create (via Andriasang). That's nearly triple the amount of all 3DS software sold throughout the entirety..

News: Super Mario Galaxy Orbits London 2012 Olympic Games

Super Mario Galaxy Orbits London 2012 Olympic Games

It'll make sense

Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games takes inspiration from all corners of both companies' history: screenshots have reminded us of Yoshi Story, Sonic Adventure and more. But we've just received more screenshots showing the most universe-shaking crossover yet. Despite earlier rumours that Sonic would appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, the two universes have now

News: Mario and Zelda's Babies Would Play Like This

Mario and Zelda's Babies Would Play Like This

The ultimate crossover chaos

We found out after E3 that there's a Zelda-style level in Super Mario 3D Land, and now we have a video look. As you can see below, the game takes more than a few cues from old-school outings like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening DX, except with much more Mario and mu

News: Atlanta, You're On Mario's Touring Itinerary Too

Atlanta, You're On Mario's Touring Itinerary Too

He gets around

Atlanta, Georgia is the next stop on Mario's tour of the United States to promote Super Mario 3D Land. The plucky plumber is taking in the unique sights of the Atlanta Underground this Friday, 11th November, with a surprise performance by a gang of Marios in Tanooki tails and ears. ATLANTA ON ALERT FOR MASS MARIO SIGHTING AT ATLANTA...

News: GAME and Gamestation Give Away Mario 3DS Pouches

GAME and Gamestation Give Away Mario 3DS Pouches

But only if you pre-order

With Super Mario 3D Land out next week and Mario Kart 7 hot on its heels two weeks later, GAME and Gamestation are stepping up their pre-order initiative with two giveaways. Pre-order customers will receive a 3DS pouch bearing artwork from the relevant game when they purchase their game. Neat giveaway items, but as we'd bet many 3DS owners will buy both titles it's a bit..

News: Chicago, Mario is Coming to See You Too

Chicago, Mario is Coming to See You Too

He gets everywhere

Mario visits the Windy City next week to promote upcoming 3DS release Super Mario 3D Land, appearing at the John Hancock Center on 9th November. As with his other events in Austin, TX, New York City and San Diego, there'll be an army of Tanooki Marios making an appearance for a surprise performance. What city do you think will be next? CHICAGO ON ALERT FOR MASS MARIO SIGHTING AT..

News: Austin, Texas Gets In On the Mario Launch Love

Austin, Texas Gets In On the Mario Launch Love

Spreading far and wide

After San Diego and New York, where else can Nintendo go to spread the word about Super Mario 3D Land? How about Austin, Texas? On 7th November Nintendo will take a host of Tanooki Marios to the Republic Square Park in Austin, TX for an impromptu (as in "extremely rehearsed") performance of a surprise nature. Still...

News: Super Mario 3D Land Made for Snacking, Not Gorging

Super Mario 3D Land Made for Snacking, Not Gorging

Handheld finger food

3DS might be as powerful as Wii, but it's in a very different setting, as Super Mario 3D Land director Koichi Hayashida explains in a recent Iwata Asks. According to Hayashida, if Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a grand imperial banquet, Super Mario 3D Land is fast food, designed to be consumed quickly in short bites: [Super Mario Galaxy 2 is] the kind of game that says, "There's..

News: Super Mario 3D Land Launch Spreads to San Diego

Super Mario 3D Land Launch Spreads to San Diego

Nothing in between

Mario mania isn't just taking in New York, as Nintendo has revealed San Diego California can expect a Mushroom Kingdom-themed party next week to celebrate the launch of Super Mario 3D Land. This Friday, "sometime between 12pm - 1:30pm" according to Nintendo, dozens of Marios in Tanooki ears and tails will race through the Westfield Horton Plaza in what the press release..

News: Two New Characters Take To the Mario Kart 7 Grid

Two New Characters Take To the Mario Kart 7 Grid

You may bee surprised

Metal Mario and Lakitu are two of the already-confirmed characters joining the roster in Mario Kart 7 in December, but they're not the only new faces you'll be able to pick. Honey Queen from Super Mario Galaxy and Wiggler, first seen in Super Mario World have both signed up as competitors in Nintendo's big 3D racer. Last week we learnt about Mario Kart 7's onli

News: Explore Super Mario's 3D Land at New York Launch

Explore Super Mario's 3D Land at New York Launch

Tanooki tails mandatory

For the North American launch of Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendo is going all-out by turning Times Square into a real-life rendition of the Mushroom Kingdom. From 12th November, fans will be able to pick up their very own Tanooki tail and ears to wear while leaping through Mario's world: green pipes, coin jumps and even the...

News: Iwata: We Want 3DS Sales to Show Consoles are Here to Stay

Iwata: We Want 3DS Sales to Show Consoles are Here to Stay

President comes out swinging

One of the most anticipated 3DS games is nearly here: Super Mario 3D Land releases in Japan next week, and Nintendo president Satoru Iwata expects it to ignite 3DS hardware sales. Speaking to investors after the company's quarterly results, Iwata revealed that since the price drop the 3DS is selling at a better pace than...

News: Swimming, Cycling and Spin Attacks in Mario and Sonic Trailer

Swimming, Cycling and Spin Attacks in Mario and Sonic Trailer

It gets weirder

The first screenshots of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games did indeed blow minds and collapse worlds: from dinosaurs riding horses to Sonic the Hedgehog taking part in a walking race, there were truly incredible scenes. This next trailer can't quite match it, but makes a good effort anyway. Events new to the series include synchronised swimming, volleyball and..

News: You Don't Just Play as Mario in Super Mario 3D Land

You Don't Just Play as Mario in Super Mario 3D Land

Back to the land of intrigue once more

There's still a lot of mystery surrounding Super Mario 3D Land — remember the Luigi statue spotted in the enormous panoramic artwork? It seemed to hint at an appearance from the nervous brother in Mario's next adventure. While we think you can probably see where we're going with this, our next sentence may contain spoilers. Nintendo has confirmed via a..

News: Classic Courses Captured in Mario Kart 7 Stills

Classic Courses Captured in Mario Kart 7 Stills

Balloons at the ready

It's no surprise that Mario Kart 7 features courses from previous games, but now you can race by land, air and sea some past tracks might work a little differently. In the new shots below we've got some aerial action in Mario Kart Wii's Mushroom Gorge, the return of Balloon Battle in a Super Mario Kart-inspired battle stage and...

News: We Wish These Mario 3DS Consoles Weren't Japan Only

We Wish These Mario 3DS Consoles Weren't Japan Only

Too cool for words

It's a complaint we've heard countless times over the years: "Japan gets all the cool stuff." It's not always true of course — just look at StarTropics — but these limited edition Mario-themed 3DS consoles are definitely some of the coolest things we've seen. The Mario, Peach and Super Mushroom machines are special...

News: Mario Kart 7 Online Features Come Into View

Mario Kart 7 Online Features Come Into View

Group effort

As promised, Nintendo has opened up about the online features in its big multiplayer title for 2011, Mario Kart 7. One of the big new features is the ability to create groups for your friends, letting you organise players into specific skill, location or friendship groups, with these shared via StreetPass too. You can also custom rules...

News: StreetPass Mode Shown in Super Mario 3D Land Vid

StreetPass Mode Shown in Super Mario 3D Land Vid

More to share

Nintendo just released a new video sharing a little information about the StreetPass mode in surefire Christmas hit Super Mario 3D Land as well as some of the other recently announced features and characters. The local sharing function allows players to exchange so-called "Mystery Box" levels with each other. These stages are...

News: Mario Kart 7 Art Shows DK, Peach and Big Blue Shells

Mario Kart 7 Art Shows DK, Peach and Big Blue Shells

All the right ingredients

Last week's Mario Kart artwork — Mario Kartwork, if you will — has been quickly overtaken by this new set of pictures showing Donkey Kong, Princess Peach and Mario all enjoying their brand new rides. Peach's regal mobile looks fine and dandy with its tiny wheels, while DK and Mario have both decked out their rides with...

News: New Super Mario 3D Shots Show Tonnes of New Stuff

New Super Mario 3D Shots Show Tonnes of New Stuff

But we won't say what

Nintendo's putting out new media every week for its biggest titles, but we know you like to save yourselves until the games are released. We do too. That's why we're not going to tell you about the new power-ups, stages or bosses pictured in the Super Mario 3D Land screenshots below. Instead, we'll just let the 62 new images — we now have a whopping 160 screenshots in our..