27th November 2012 – From today onwards for a limited time only, Nintendo will be offering a brand new Coin Rush course pack for free to celebrate players collecting a staggering three hundred billion coins worldwide in New Super Mario Bros. 2. Like previously released course packs, this new add-on content is inspired by players’ feedback and features courses based on classic Mario games including the original Super Mario Bros. & Super Mario Bros. 3. This Gold Classics pack is available to access from the in-game Shop menu in New Super Mario Bros. 2 on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL now and will be free for a limited time only* before being made available for purchase. Take a peek at The Gold Classics pack by watching the latest video on our Nintendo Direct webpage.
Coin Rush is a fun and accessible game mode in New Super Mario Bros. 2 where players can enjoy collecting as many coins as possible. As you only have one life, you must race across three courses with care - but be quick as well, as the time left at the end of the course is transferred into coins. In these add-on content packs the courses are set so you can have fun playing them again and again to try and grab as many coins as you can. Your scores for Coin Rush can also be shared with other players via StreetPass, allowing you to challenge your friends and see whose records are the highest.
The Gold Classics pack is available so that every New Super Mario Bros. 2 player can enjoy the experience of collecting lots of coins. The Gold Classics pack is available in addition to five packs previously released for purchase, with each pack offering a variety of play types and a difficulty ranging from one to five stars
Gold Rush Pack has a difficulty rating of one star and is designed for fun. This pack lets you transform into Gold Mario as you try to collect huge amounts of coins.
Coin Challenge Pack A has a difficulty rating of three stars and a global ranking table on the official Nintendo website.
Nerve-Wrack Pack is difficulty five stars and ramps the challenge all the way up.
Gold Mushroom Pack has a difficulty of two stars and features more Gold Mushrooms than you can count!
Coin Challenge Pack B has a difficulty rating of three stars and also offers a global ranking table on the official Nintendo website.
You can get access to these Coin Rush course packs after receiving the corresponding notification through SpotPass on your Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL console. With your system connected to the Internet, you can then purchase and download the individual packs using a Nintendo eShop Card or credit card through the Shop menu in the Coin Rush mode of your New Super Mario Bros. 2 game.
For more information:
New Super Mario Bros. 2 website: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/newsupermariobros2
Nintendo UK’s official Super Mario Hub: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/mario
Nintendo Direct: www.nintendo.co.uk/nintendodirect
Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour: http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk
Interviews at the Iwata Asks Hub: http://iwataasks.co.uk
Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
*Limited time only: Available for FREE from 27th November 2012 to 31ST January 2013. Following this the Gold Classics pack will be available to purchase from 1st February 2013 onwards.
About Nintendo 3DS:
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