CVG is reporting that the new Mario Kart and new 3D Mario game Nintendo announced last January will be playable at this year’s E3.
Nintendo announced both projects during a Nintendo Direct at the beginning of the year.
According to CVG, the new 3D Mario title will be out by October, pending delays.
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Nintendo revealed a new line of Mario-branded pre-paid eShop cards during yesterday’s mini Nintendo Direct.
In addition to letting you buy stuff off the eShop, the cards also serve as AR markers for a new 3DS photo app. Users can take 3D pictures of Mario and company and, like Kid Icarus: Uprising‘s cards, watch them interact with each other when you put them together.
Different characters will be on different denominations of cards. The ¥1000 cards will have either a Goomba or Koopa Troopa, the ¥2000 ones will have Mario or Luigi and the ¥3000 will have Peach or Bowser.
The first set (Goomba, Mario and Peach) go on sale in Japan on April 23.
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The Speed Gamers are making the holidays a little more special for those in need. The group is playing through as many Mario games as they can in the span of 72 hours to help raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
To entice people to donate, the group is raffling off several prizes to donators, including a Wii U Deluxe. It appears to be working, as they’re already almost halfway to their $10,000 goal less than 24 hours in.
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Speaking to investors at a financial results briefing, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced a new 2D Super Mario Bros. game for the 3DS.
Iwata didn’t clarify whether the game would be part of the New Super Mario Bros. series, but he did confirm that it will be a side-scroller and that it will launch in the next fiscal year.
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North American Club Nintendo members have some new rewards to choose from.
For 550 Coins, club members can a shirt featuring 8-bit sprites from the original Super Mario Bros. or, for 300 coins, they can get two pairs of Mario-themed shoelaces.
If Mario clothes aren’t your thing, there is a set of collectible cards detailing the history of Nintendo’s handhelds from the Game and Watch to the 3DS. It costs 300 Coins.
The European Club Nintendo catalog also received some new items, as well.
Members can pick up an Animal Crossing watch for 4,000 Stars, or they can get either a brown and pink or blue and green Kirby’s Epic Yarn-styled pouch for 1,500 Stars.
Those Mario shoelaces are pretty sweet, and I know just the shoes they would go with.
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Following a complaint filed by Nintendo with the World Intellectual Property Organization in August, ownership of the domain SuperMario.com finally belongs to Nintendo.
Surprisingly, for over 25 years, the gaming giant did not own the domain which shares its name with its biggest icon.
The exchange of ownership actually occurred before WIPO had a chance to review the case. While we may not know the exact reason why the owner gave up the domain, it’s possible that it has something to do with the fact that they used it to host Mario games online.
Visiting SuperMario.com currently leads to a dead site.
This first-person re-imagining of Super Mario Bros. was made in only eight weeks by Massud Sarahi and J.Lee as part of a game development seminar.
The duo has another video, featuring World 1-1 with enemies. It’s hilarious to hear classic sound bytes like “Double Kill” and “Killing Spree” when stomping Goombas.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the action from Mario’s perspective. Earlier this year, co-creator of the “freddiew” YouTube channel Brandon Laatsch mashed together the Mushroom Kingdom and Call of Duty in 3ds Max.
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Mario’s 25th anniversary may have been last year, but that’s not stopping Converse Japan from releasing some special, limited-edition Chuck Taylor Hi sneakers decked out in some old-school Mario goodness.
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With attention being focused on the 3DS, Nintendo has decided to cut the price of the DS Lite. Starting June 5, the handheld will retail for $99.
Also coming out in June are special red cases for the following best-selling Mario DS games:
• New Super Mario Bros.
• Mario Kart DS
• Super Mario 64 DS
• Mario Party DS
• Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
• Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
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