Nintendo Rewards Fans for Amassing 300 Billion Gold Coins Worldwide in New Super Mario Bros. 2

  Nintendo Rewards Fans for Amassing 300 Billion Gold Coins Worldwide in New
  Super Mario Bros. 2

  New Super Mario Bros. 2 Owners Get Free Downloadable Coin Rush Course Pack
                            Based on Classic Games

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- November 27, 2012

Nintendo fans worldwide have amassed a mountain of more than 300 billion gold
coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the Nintendo 3DS system, and the tally
continues to climb. To reward players for hitting this massive milestone,
Nintendo is offering a free pack of Coin Rush courses that game owners can
download wirelessly within the game at no extra charge (broadband Internet
access is required).

The free Gold Classics Pack was inspired by games like Super Mario Bros. and
Super Mario Bros. 3, and includes three new courses that can be played in Coin
Rush mode. Players can test their skills, then share and challenge other
players’ records through the StreetPass feature. The Gold Classics Pack is now
available and will be free for a limited time to New Super Mario Bros. 2
owners. Starting Feb. 1, 2013, the pack will be available to purchase for
$2.50 in the United States. A variety of other downloadable Coin Rush course
packs are available for purchase through the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game.

“Nintendo fans have once again demonstrated their passion for the Super Mario
Bros. franchise,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice
president of Sales & Marketing. “The Gold Classics Pack is just one small way
for us to thank players for their dedication. We’re all eager to see just how
high that coin tally can get.”

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is the side-scrolling follow-up to the smash-hit
original. It challenges players to complete levels while collecting as many
coins as possible. Every level is littered with gold coins, and players will
find numerous power-ups and bonuses to help them collect even more coins. It’s
the first hand-held Super Mario Bros. game that lets two players play through
the entire game together as Mario and Luigi. The game is available in stores,
or can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop for $39.99 in the United States.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this and
other features, visit

For more information about New Super Mario Bros. 2 and how to download the
free Gold Classics Pack, visit

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