We knew Nintendo is working on a new 2D Mario for 3DS, and now we know it's New Super Mario Bros. 2.

Satoru Iwata revealed the game during the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, pledging it'll see release in Japan this August. Nintendo of America has also confirmed an August release via Twitter.

Iwata didn't go into much detail on the gameplay, but the first screenshots show the return of the raccoon suit and a land where all enemies appear to be made of gold.

What do you make of this news?