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3DS Gets New Super Mario Bros. 2 in August, Animal Crossing in Fall


Nintendo provided a first glimpse at what are sure to be its two biggest year-end titles during today's Nintendo Direct Broadcast. CEO Satoru Iwata shared still pics of New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Animal Crossing 3DS.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be released for 3DS in August, Iwata announced. He did not share gameplay specifics, but did say that Nintendo is aiming for a new 2D Mario standard with the game.

Animal Crossing 3DS will be released in the Fall. The game's final Japanese name is Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori. The name "Tobidase" can mean jumping out of something. It's often used to describe the 3DS's 3D effect. Iwata said that in addition to the visuals, the term applies here to the game's wireless functionality.

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