New Super Mario Bros 2 arrives this August

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Nintendo has confirmed that New Super Mario Bros 2 will be released for the 3DS this August in Europe.

That's the same month the game is due out in Japan and North America.

As you would expect from the modern, family-friendly Nintendo the game has been created specifically as a pick-up-and-play experience that can be instantly enjoyed by players of all skill levels”.

The game is also described as being "a new, yet traditional side-scrolling Mario adventure game featuring Mario, Luigi and lots of other favourite characters from the Mario universe”.

There is also evidence to suggest that a new Mario platform title is in development for Wii U, with an announcement possibly pencilled in for E3.