After years of competing, it looks like Mario's finally realised that Sonic's better.

As New Super Mario Bros. 2 is all about the coins, one of Mario's new ways to earn gold is turning enemies into coins. How does he do this? By grabbing a gold ring, of course. A sneaky hat-tip to Mario's great rival or an out-and-out admission that Sonic was always superior and always will be? You decide.

The game's out on 19th August in North America alongside the new 3DS XL console. Europe gets it 48 hours earlier on 17th August.