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New Super Mario Bros. 2

3DS Through the Ages: August 2012 to December 2012

The 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 headlines a holiday affected by the Wii U....

by Neal Ronaghan - July 18, 2017

Nintendo Collectors Journal 3/26/2015

Earthbound figures, Mario sweets, a limited edition Nintendo 3DS system, and more!...

by Justin Berube - March 26, 2015

Know Your Nintendo Developers: EAD Group 4

It's the Mario guys!...

by John Rairdin and Neal Ronaghan - February 25, 2015

Nintendo World Report's Top 20 3DS Games (So Far): #20 - #16

We got dungeon-crawling RPGs, indie eShop adventures, and more....

by - February 23, 2015

Know Your Nintendo Developers: EAD Group 2

Dive into the history of the developers of Splatoon, Animal Crossing, and more....

by John Rairdin and Neal Ronaghan - February 11, 2015

Top 10 3DS Games: Two Years and Counting: #8 - New Super Mario Bros. 2

But wait! I thought everyone hated it?...

by Tyler Ohlew - May 1, 2013

NWR Staff 3DS Playtime Round Four

Two years and man, are we playing a bunch of 3DS....

by Neal Ronaghan - April 16, 2013

BLOG: Embracing the Digital Future on the 3DS

How many full games have you downloaded digitally on 3DS and Wii U?...

by Neal Ronaghan - April 1, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/06/2012)

The much anticipated (right?) music service, Reco Choku, older retail titles, and more hit the 3DS eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - December 6, 2012

Nintendo World Report's 2012 Holiday Gaming Guide

A list of gift-worthy games for the discerning Nintendo enthusiast....

by Phillip Stortzum - December 5, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/29/2012)

A handful of retail games turn downloadable, some classic Famicom titles appear, and there's even some more Mario DLC love this week....

by Danny Bivens - November 29, 2012

ROUNDTABLE: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Downloadable Content - Packs #4 And #5

We offer up some impressions of NSMB2's latest Coin Rush DLC....

by Alex Culafi, Zack Kaplan, and Tyler Ohlew - October 28, 2012

NWR Staff 3DS Playtime Round Three

What has your NWR Staff been playing on their 3DSes?...

by Neal Ronaghan - October 17, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/03/2012)

A few Chotto Nintendo Direct vids along with Mario Golf (GBC), Dig Dug and a falconry simulator make for a great week in downloads....

by Danny Bivens - October 3, 2012

INTERVIEW: Wii U Interview with Nintendo's Marc Franklin: Marc Franklin Interview: Page 2

Hey hey hey. Play Wii U every day....

by Josh Max, Neal Ronaghan, Jared Rosenberg, and Ariel Ruff - September 19, 2012

A Golden Opportunity for Mario Fans

Check out the NSMB2 Gold Coin Edition from Australia....

by Andrew Brown - September 18, 2012

NSMB2 Launch Party and Manifest Gallery

Andrew and Nick check out a game launch and a convention in Melbourne....

by Andrew Brown - September 7, 2012

ROUNDTABLE: Roundtable Discussion: The Merits (or Lack Thereof) of New Super Mario Bros. 2

Despite two official reviews, NWR staffers still have a hard time agreeing on whether the game is great fun, disappointing, or both....

by Danny Bivens, Nicholas Bray, James Charlton, J.P. Corbran, Alex Culafi, James Dawson, Mike Gamin, Aaron Kaluszka, Carmine Red, Neal Ronaghan, Scott Thompson, and Guillaume Veillette - August 28, 2012

The Great Pre-Wii U Backlog Saga: Neal Day 32

Neal punches out a Bully, adds a Last Story, and continues his way through Skylanders and Xenoblade....

by Neal Ronaghan - August 24, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/01/2012)

Dragon Quest, Bravely Default, Fire Emblem and even Kunio-kun make an appearance this week in Japan!...

by Danny Bivens - August 1, 2012

BLOG: The 3DS Download Card Mark-Up Absurdity

How in the world can digital copies cost retailers more than packaged copies?...

by Danny Bivens - July 28, 2012

BLOG: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Reversible Cover

Purchasing the packaged version has a few pluses over the digital version in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - July 28, 2012

Getting to Know Your New Super Mario Bros. 2 Directors

Who are these young dudes making our new Mario game?...

by Neal Ronaghan - July 24, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/18/2012)

It's a great week for men made of rocks, monsters in your pocket and videos of epic quests and short bits of training. ...

by Danny Bivens and Daan Koopman - July 19, 2012

Mario Does Not Wear Suits; He Transforms

According to Nintendo, Mario transforms into his outfits, he doesn't wear them....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 30, 2012

E3 2012 Awards: Best 3DS Game

Nintendo's showing might have been light, but what they showed was awesome....

by Patrick Barnett, J.P. Corbran, and Neal Ronaghan - June 14, 2012

E3 2012 Round-Up: 3DS Games

Here's the 3DS lineup from E3 2012....

by Nate Andrews - June 11, 2012

BLOG: The Disturbing Lack of 3DS at E3 2012

Nintendo had two playable 3DS games at E3. Umm... what?...

by Neal Ronaghan - June 8, 2012

E3 Predictions 2012 - Bingo Edition: Zach's Predictions

Pretty safe bets for the most part, but wouldn't Eternal Darkness 2 be great?...

by Zachary Miller - May 31, 2012

E3 Predictions 2012 - Bingo Edition: Alex's Predictions

Even without pictures, Alex is able to hold his own in the predictions game....

by Alex Culafi - May 31, 2012

E3 Predictions 2012 - Bingo Edition: Neal's Predictions

I'm thinking Silicon Knights, Retro Studios, and Platinum Games all have some big announcements....

by Neal Ronaghan - May 31, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 558: The Quest to be Ruthlessly Topical

Sisyphus looks on in admiration......

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, and Guillaume Veillette - February 11, 2018

TALK NINTENDO: Episode 4 - Good ol' Pants

The Boys talk about their Top 5 Most Played 3DS Games!...

by Talk Nintendo Podcast - October 13, 2016

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 426: Connoisseur of Chaos

James is delighted by nearly everything on this episode, which features another infamous FPS and the return of the Listener Mail Lighting Round... or maybe it's better named the (Lords of) Thunder Round!...

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - April 19, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 320: Twas the Night Before Jonmas

It's the first show of 2013, so we plow through the holiday gaming backlog and get ready for a big month here at RFN!...

by James Jones, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - January 6, 2013

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 316: Ninjabread Opus

Jared pops in to continue the Wii U avalanche, as we all four have one now. Also: Jonny dumps on Power of Illusion, and we try some free Mario levels....

by James Jones, Jonathan Metts, Jared Rosenberg, and Guillaume Veillette - December 2, 2012

THE FAMICAST: Episode 17: LATE TITLE CARD

Do you accept Danny as your new Famicast overlord? These guys do!...

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, and Minoru Yamaizumi - October 26, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 310: Relax, It's Only Surgery

James rants about the worst game he's ever reviewed. Plus: your Listener Mail, and Metroid references throughout....

by Nate Andrews, James Jones, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - October 13, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 309: James vs The Gaping Dragon

Now featuring more 2D platformers than ever before!...

by Michael Cole, James Jones, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - October 7, 2012

CONNECTIVITY: Episode 54: The Angels Take Connectivity

Pokémon Black and White 2, loads of 3DS news and, yes, Doctor Who....

by Patrick Barnett, Alex Culafi, David Egolf, Andy Goergen, Josh Max, Neal Ronaghan, and Scott Thompson - October 6, 2012

THE FAMICAST: Episode 16: TGS 2012 SPECTACULAR

Five guys, four Wii U games, three hours long, two time zones, one epic Famicast....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, and Minoru Yamaizumi - September 28, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 306: Suckers Anonymous

We finally have the Wii U launch details. Was ignorance bliss?...

by Michael Cole, James Jones, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - September 15, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 304: Don't Blame Games

On this episode: 3DS remorse, Wii U impressions, another Mario mod, and a very memorable Listener Mail segment. Plus: another RetroActive!...

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - September 2, 2012

THE FAMICAST: Episode 15: WIREFRAME BUBBLE ATTACK

The Famicrew try and stay cool, by venting about NSMB2!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, and Minoru Yamaizumi - August 27, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 303: Livin' Extra Large

How a 3DS resurrection really feels....

by Michael Cole, James Jones, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - August 26, 2012

CONNECTIVITY: Episode 48: A Doggy Dog World

We look into the past (and the present) on this week's Connectivity....

by J.P. Corbran, Zachary Miller, Neal Ronaghan, Mike Sklens, and Scott Thompson - August 25, 2012

CONNECTIVITY: Episode 46: Too Much of a Good Thing

Recapping the EA Summer Showcase, debating Mario Fatigue, and Zach teaches us all about dinosaurs!...

by Zachary Miller, Carmine Red, Neal Ronaghan, Mike Sklens, and Scott Thompson - August 11, 2012

CONNECTIVITY: Episode 45: How the Other Half Lives

Daan and Danny drop by to talk about all the great stuff that hasn't come to America yet....

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Zachary Miller, and Scott Thompson - August 4, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 299: Premature Evacuation

Think we'd take it easy the week before a big anniversary? Nope! An old friend returns to help us blast through tons of new games and some great emails....

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Jonathan Metts - July 29, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 296: Smooth But Not Silky

TYP hops in to talk up lots of games and help us pick apart the Nintendo Direct event where 3DS XL was announced....

by Michael Cole, James Jones, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - July 1, 2012

THE FAMICAST: Episode 13: EL3CTRIC ANIMAL PANIC

Make sure you've got a comfortable seat and plenty of time before listening to this bumper episode!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, Matt Walker, and Minoru Yamaizumi - June 28, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 294: Something in Common

The boys are back in town with some final thoughts on E3 2012. Final until the next episode, that is....

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - June 16, 2012

CONNECTIVITY: Connectibites 2012 E3 3DS Reaction Show

Hosted by the other Threediots....

by Grant Buell, Andy Goergen, and Scott Thompson - June 6, 2012

CONNECTIVITY: Connectibites 2012 E3 Reaction Show

We all watched it, now you get to listen to us react to it....

by Alex Culafi, Andy Goergen, and Mike Sklens - June 5, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 290: BOMZALDROPPEN

This week's show features tons of games, hot topics, a fat stack of emails, and a special announcement that you don't want to miss....

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Jonathan Metts - May 6, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 289: S.O.P.H.I.A. on the Sauce

We return to RetroActive to discuss an overlooked (and contentious) WiiWare game....

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - April 29, 2012

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3DS

Game Profile

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Box Art

Genre Action
Developer Nintendo
Players1 - 2

Worldwide Releases

na: New Super Mario Bros. 2
Release Aug 19, 2012
PublisherNintendo
RatingEveryone
jpn: New Super Mario Bros. 2
Release Jul 28, 2012
PublisherNintendo
RatingAll Ages
eu: New Super Mario Bros. 2
Release Aug 17, 2012
PublisherNintendo
Rating3+
aus: New Super Mario Bros. 2
Release Aug 18, 2012
PublisherNintendo
RatingGeneral
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