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News: Musical Mario Toys Hit Japan, Score Continuous 1-Ups

Musical Mario Toys Hit Japan, Score Continuous 1-Ups

Most wanted

Music and Mario go together like Princess Peach and promises of cake, so it's good to see the two celebrated in a new set of Mario toys hitting Japan. Inside Games reports on two new toys, set to retail for around 790 Yen ($10/£6.25/€7), each based on iconic moments from the history of Super Mario. One sees Mario descending into an...

News: Mario & Sonic London 2012 Trailer is Suitably Rousing

Mario & Sonic London 2012 Trailer is Suitably Rousing

But who put those Flickies on a bus?!

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is racing towards the Wii finish line later this year, with a 3DS version due out — perhaps more appropriately — in early 2012. We now have a new trailer for the game, likely to be the introductory video getting you all into the Olympic spirit. Showing off events from volleyball to synchronised swimming,..

News: Super Mario Land 2 and Metroid II Heading to 3DS Virtual Console

Super Mario Land 2 and Metroid II Heading to 3DS Virtual Console

GB sequels confirmed

Nintendo just announced two more classic Game Boy outings on their way to the 3DS Virtual Console in the coming months: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Metroid II: Return of Samus. Both games are down for a vague "Quarter 4" release date so don't expect to see them long before Christmas. Will you be picking up...

News: Super Mario 3D Land's Logo Still Has a Raccoon Tail

Super Mario 3D Land's Logo Still Has a Raccoon Tail

Wouldn't be the same without it

Much was made of the raccoon tail poking from the O in the Super Mario logo when Satoru Iwata first took to the Game Developer Conference stage to announce the upcoming adventure, but now the game is officially known as Super Mario 3D Land some thought the bushy tail might be dropped. Thankfully we can reveal it's...

News: Flame Red 3DS Leads Charge in New Video

Flame Red 3DS Leads Charge in New Video

Reggie appears too

The FlameRed 3DS is under a month away, and Nintendo is keen to use tomorrow's price cut and the new colour to inject some life into the handheld's sales. In case you were in any doubt about this, here's a video showing the console's new, redder shade; in fact, Reggie Fils-Aime has a new, redder shade of his own, looking even more tanned than usual. Talking heads from Ubisoft and..

News: Koizumi Talks Super Mario 3D Hub, Caps and Replay Value

Koizumi Talks Super Mario 3D Hub, Caps and Replay Value

Lots of levels?

The 3DS price cut tomorrow might spur more people into picking up the console, but it won't matter a thing if the software isn't there to support the console in the longer-term. That shouldn't be a problem with Super Mario 3D Land set to launch in November this year, though. Director Yoshiaki Koizumi recently spoke to Official Nintendo Magazine about his plans for the game and..

Rumour: MTV Has Release Dates for Mario 3DS Outings

MTV Has Release Dates for Mario 3DS Outings

Salt at the ready

Nintendo's press release this morning for the Flame Red 3DS launch mentioned upcoming titles but only stuck to its vague November and December windows for Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. Now the MTV Multiplayer blog thinks it has the exact North American release dates. The blog puts Mario's 3D platformer out on 13th November...

News: Super Mario Converse High-Tops Let You Jump Real High

Super Mario Converse High-Tops Let You Jump Real High

(May not be true)

Converse high-top sneakers are iconic. Super Mario Bros. is iconic. Combine the two, and you get an iconoblast. These four officially licensed pairs of Mario sneakers might be a little garish for some wardrobes, but if you've ever wanted World 1-1 on your feet then they're your best hope, as long as you live in Japan or don't mind...

Feature: The Future of Nintendo Gaming - 2D or Not 2D?

The Future of Nintendo Gaming - 2D or Not 2D?

That is the question

It’s been a busy year for Nintendo as it seeks to move onto a new generation of consoles. The 3DS is already here and, despite a sluggish start, has some big releases ahead. Then of course there is the Wii U, boasting a unique touch screen controller and the promise of much greater processing power than the Wii. Both devices are showing a lot of potential for new and..

News: This is Your Mario Kart 7 Logo and Artwork

This is Your Mario Kart 7 Logo and Artwork

Seventh heaven?

Mario Kart 7 is the official name for the House of Mario's next racer, and here's the official logo to make that even clearer. The logo might not be much to look at, but the accompanying artwork is certainly a lot easier on the eye, depicting Mario, Luigi and Bowser in a range of vehicles. We played the game in June and more recently...

News: Koizumi has "Too Many Ideas" for Mario on Wii U

Koizumi has "Too Many Ideas" for Mario on Wii U

What a problem to have...

Mario's new master, Super Mario Galaxy director Yoshiaki Koizumi, is already brainstorming ideas for how to bring the famous mascot to Wii U. He's been so busy, in fact, that he's already come up too many ideas to put into practice, according to a recent interview with Official Nintendo Magazine. Koizumi — who was kept in...

News: Mario and Sonic 2012 Gets Release Dates, Yellow Box

Mario and Sonic 2012 Gets Release Dates, Yellow Box

3DS version due February

Like or loathe the sporting combination of plumber and hedgehog, SEGA's preparing to unleash another round of Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games to coincide with next year's English medal-a-thon. The Wii version hits North America on 15th November and Europe on 18th November, with the 3DS version a little behind in February. For some reason the Wii version..

News: Super Mario 3DS Has a Wardrobe of Famous Power-Up Suits

Super Mario 3DS Has a Wardrobe of Famous Power-Up Suits

A metaphorical wardrobe, you understand

Super Mario has made a big song and dance about the return of the Tanooki suit, but it's not the only famous garb the plumber can plod around in. Yoshiaki Koizumi has told Official Nintendo Magazine that there will be other familiar suits available in the 3DS adventure later this year: Also, I should point...

News: Super Mario 3DS Has More Thrills, Less Exploration

Super Mario 3DS Has More Thrills, Less Exploration

Koizumi talks roots

You can tell from our Super Mario 3D First Impressions that Mario's first outing in 3D will be something special, and series veteran Yoshiaki Koizumi has spoken to GameSpot the game will play differently to its home console forebears. Despite some similarities to Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy, Koizumi believes the plumber's portable performance is more in line with the..

News: Super Mario 3DS Has a Zelda-Style Dungeon Level

Super Mario 3DS Has a Zelda-Style Dungeon Level

Two legends collide

You've hopefully watched the trailer for Super Mario on 3DS, but one thing you won't have seen is a level created in honour of The Legend of Zelda's 25th anniversary this year. During the developer roundtable, Super Mario producer Yoshiaki Koizumi revealed a top-down stage that mimics the dungeon layout from Link's first outing. It can be seen briefly in the video below, which..

First Impressions: Super Mario 3D (3DS)

Super Mario 3D (3DS)

Super Mario comes to life in full 3D

After the mammoth success of the two Super Mario Galaxy titles on the Wii, we had to know that a new Super Mario title was in the works for Nintendo's new 3DS system. While we received very little in the way of information when the game was first announced, Nintendo wasn't the least bit shy when it came time to put the game on display this week at E3. From the..

News: New Super Mario Bros. Mii Screenshots Gleam in HD

New Super Mario Bros. Mii Screenshots Gleam in HD

First Wii U shots are here

Nintendo's Wii U is the company's new console with HD support, and to prove it we've got 720p screenshots of one of the games on display at this year's E3, a project Nintendo is calling New Super Mario Bros. Mii. As you can probably guess, the game is similar to New Super Mario Bros. Wii with one important exception: players can use their Mii characters alongside Mario,..

News: Mario Kart 3DS Video Slipstreams Behind Screenshots

Mario Kart 3DS Video Slipstreams Behind Screenshots

Blue sparks flying

You've probably already seen the Mario Kart 3DS screenshots, but it'd be better to see the game moving, right? Right. The video below shows the game's customisable karts, aerial and aquatic racing and more. No Blue Shell either, which is a good thing, though there should be no chicken-counting at this stage. Nintendo has promised Mario Kart will see release on 3DS before the year..

News: Mario and Sonic Pass the Olympic Games Torch to 3DS

Mario and Sonic Pass the Olympic Games Torch to 3DS

It burns

Like watching Magneto and Professor X make friends in X-Men: First Class, it's still strange seeing old rivals Mario and Sonic be all chummy in Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, though it's nothing compared to seeing Metal Sonic wielding a tennis racquet. The 3DS instalment is due early next year, with the Wii release going for sales gold this Christmas.