New Super Mario Bros 2 dated; Nintendo goes announcement crazy

An August 17th release date was just one of many announcements made by Nintendo in last night’s Nintendo Direct Conference.

As reported earlier, Nintendo has also announced a brand new 3DS and confirmed Namco Bandai as the developer of the new Super Smash Bros.

Also announced was Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, which will hit Europe in October. Furthermore, the title will get one free puzzle a day for 150 days following its launch.

There was plenty of news for Pokemon fans, too – Pokemon Black and White 2 will arrive in the autumn alongside Pokemon Dream Radar. Also revealed was Pokemon Typing Adventure, which will come with a 3DS Bluetooth keyboard.

Then there’s download only title Sonic & Mario Virtual Card Album which will make use of the 3DS SpotPass functionality. And Level 5’s Inazuma Eleven will be released on Wii on September 28th.

And New Art Academy will launch on July 28th alongside the arrival of the 3DS XL.

On the flip side, both Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will now release in the first half of 2013.

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