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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..

News: So That's What a Boomerang Flower Looks Like

So That's What a Boomerang Flower Looks Like

Guess what it does

A few weeks ago we brought you news of a new power-up in Super Mario 3D Land, and now we see exactly how you'll be strapping on the new suit. The official Super Mario 3D Land website just updated with some brand new screenshots, showing off more of the game's secrets. For instance, we now know that Boom Boom's female counterpart...

News: Ain't No Party Like a Mario and Sonic London Party

Ain't No Party Like a Mario and Sonic London Party

Just stay away from Soho

SEGA's next spin on multiplayer sports is just a month away, and to get you all excited for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games the publisher has revealed a new trailer showing off the game's London Party mode. The minigame mode sees Mario, Sonic and friends take to the streets of England's capital city in...

Podcast: Episode 22 - Heroes of Ruin and Super Mario 3D Land

Episode 22 - Heroes of Ruin and Super Mario 3D Land

Plus Zelda hype too

That's right: the Nintendo Life podcast is back in action, focusing on some of the biggest games set for release in the next six months. We talk to Heroes of Ruin community manager Kevin Eva about some of the gameplay modes and secret surprises in one of 2012's most promising games, Brad Long shares some of his thoughts about...

News: Mario Kart 7 Art Races Your Screen

Mario Kart 7 Art Races Your Screen

Sorry, that should say "graces"

It's wall-to-wall artwork these days, with new Kirby art released today and now some character artwork for Mario Kart 7 screeching in too. The underwater art is particularly nice, and even if the other artwork has been seen so far it's still a nice reminder that we'll all be able to play some Mario Kart on 3DS in less than two months' time. We've played the game a..

News: Reconfigured Black Wii Heads to North America

Reconfigured Black Wii Heads to North America

Mario in tow too

The new Wii console without GameCube support is officially coming to North America, Nintendo has confirmed. From 23rd October Nintendo will offer a black Wii with New Super Mario Bros. Wii and an exclusive Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack CD to boot. The deal will cost around $149.99. Will you be picking one up? BLACK WII HOLIDAY...

News: Looks Like Mario's Got His Boomerang Suit On

Looks Like Mario's Got His Boomerang Suit On

Not a throwaway addition

A new piece of artwork has surfaced online showing one of the suits heading to Super Mario 3D Land: the boomerang. While Nintendo hasn't officially released any video or details of the suit, it's not hard to figure out anyway: Mario throws a boomerang. It comes back. Pretty simple. The Boomerang Bro enemies appear in Super...

FAQ: Your Super Mario 3D Land Questions

Your Super Mario 3D Land Questions

Updated! New questions! New answers!

We've played the first two worlds of Super Mario 3D Land, and so we opened our inboxes to invite questions from you, the information-hungry Nintendo Life readers. Of course, the game isn't out yet so there are some questions we simply can't answer, but in the interests of fairness we'll reproduce those questions...

News: Panoramic Super Mario 3D Land Artwork is Awesome

Panoramic Super Mario 3D Land Artwork is Awesome

What's that tucked away?

The Super Mario 3D Land box art is nice and all, but it's just a very small square of the bigger picture. The much, much bigger picture. Nintendo Europe just released the full image, weighing in at an eye-watering 10,000 x 4,000 pixels, and it's like a who's who of Mario: Bob-ombs, Toad, Bowser and more are all there, but...

News: Mario Kart 7 Screens Come Up Tails

Mario Kart 7 Screens Come Up Tails

That pesky thing gets everywhere

The Tanooki suit is back, and how. As well as a starring role in Super Mario 3D Land, it's also set to feature as a power-up in Mario Kart 7, as these new screens show. The tail attaches to the back of your kart and, as you'd expect, can take out other racers with a quick swipe, as you can see in this screenshot. Some of the screenshots also appear to show a flying..

News: We Have 74 New Screenshots of Super Mario 3D Land

We Have 74 New Screenshots of Super Mario 3D Land

And now so do you

Forget less is more: when it comes to Super Mario 3D Land, it's definitely a case of more is more. After the Super Mario 3D Land artwork earlier this morning we now have 74 — count 'em — new screenshots of Mario's latest adventure, showing everything from giant Goombas to what looks like a "super" Tanooki suit. Check out the screenshots in the gallery below and let..

News: A Whole World of Super Mario 3D Land Artwork

A Whole World of Super Mario 3D Land Artwork

Guess who's back?

Nintendo's just released yet more character artwork from Super Mario 3D Land, showing some classic characters will make their return. Super Mario Bros. 3 veterans will recognise the Boomerang Bro — also seen in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2 — but there are new characters too: Boom Boom seems to have found himself a girlfriend, and there's a rather jolly-