Is this the end of paper manual in games?
The Japanese release of Super Mario 3D Land doesn't feature a traditional paper manual.
Instead, it comes with a note explaining to the player how to access the digital manual on the 3DS itself. While this so far only applies to the Japanese release of the game, there is a chance that the North American and European releases might feature the same initiative. EA and Ubisoft ditched some of their paper manuals in the past year, citing environmental concerns.
Super Mario 3D Land comes out in Japan on November 3. North American players will see the game on November 13.