You know you want it

It's a big Mario release, so it's time for retailers to coax us to their stores with some 'collectibles' that, in all likelihood, will be lost behind the furniture within days. Still, extras are always nice, and lucky UK gamers will have the chance to get hold of a gold coin cartridge case — not actually made of gold, obviously — as an extra with New Super Mario Bros. 2 pre-orders from and

It could be a handy way to carry the game cart around in some style, with the lanyard clip making it possible to wear it around your neck to show off as bling. Either way, the official announcement is below.

Ahead of the highly anticipated release of New Super Mario Bros. 2 available on Nintendo 3DS from 17th August, Nintendo is releasing a one-off collectable gold coin case as an exclusive pre-order gift when you pre-order your copy at GAME and gamestation stores. The small case - a replica of Mario’s iconic Coins - can hold any number of small objects including the New Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 3DS Game Card itself, definitely a handy accessory if you’re always on the move.

Every Mario fan knows that he loves to collect Coins and in New Super Mario Bros. 2 the Mushroom Kingdom is bursting with more Coins for you to collect than ever before. Each level is littered with gold as Coins rain down from overhead pipes, trails of Coins are left behind by special gold enemies and pipes transport Mario into Coin-filled caverns.

It’s up to you to collect as many Coins as possible throughout Mario’s latest adventure and now you can collect a limited edition gold coin case before the adventure has even begun.

Simply pre order New Super Mario Bros. 2 at GAME or gamestation to receive the collectable gold coin case. The perfect accompaniment to the latest golden Mario Bros. adventure for any loyal Mario and Luigi fan.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be available on Nintendo 3DS from August 17th for more information check Also follow @NintendoUK on Twitter for all the latest and exclusive Nintendo information.

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