The latest artwork for Super Mario 3D Land should act as a neat taster for upcoming in-depth hands on preview, showing some of the game's new elements.

Propeller blocks, Goombas with raccoon tails, Mario on a pole: it's all here, along with an expanded version of the game's typically bold box art.

According to the countdown clock at last night's preview event, we're less than 50 days away from Mario's first appearance on Nintendo 3DS. We've played the first two worlds: stay tuned for our thoughts in the very near future.