New Super Mario Bros. 2 is coming out August 19, 2012 and it’s a pretty big deal for Nintendo. After all, it’s a new Mario game. Also, it’s the first 3DS game that will be available both on a cartridge in stores and as a download through the 3DS eShop. So Nintendo wants to get people used to visiting the eShop and and in the Mario mood by offering periodic discounts on a bunch of eShop Virtual Console games.
Between now and the day New Super Mario Bros. 2 launches, classic Mario NES and Game Boy games will be reduced in the eShop. Leading up to then, one game will be reduced each week. Here’s the official schedule direct from Nintendo.
- July 26 – August 1, 2012: Super Mario Bros. – $3.99
- August 2-8, 2012: Super Mario Land – $2.99
- August 9-15, 2012: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins – $2.99
- August 16-22, 2012: Mario’s Picross – $2.99
I really loved Super Mario Land 2, so I’ll recommend grabbing that.
By the way, Nintendo’s also holding a Club Nintendo promotion with New Super Mario Bros. 2. If you download it, you get 100 coins to spend on Club Nintendo freebies, where as people who grab a physical copy only get 50 coins.
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