New Super Mario Bros. 2 hitting 3DS this August

Side-scrolling Super Mario game landing on Nintendo's newest portable this summer; Kirby Anniversary Collection coming to Wii.

Gamers with a 3DS will have a new portable Mario title to pick up this summer, as Nintendo last night announced New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS.

New Super Mario Bros. enters a new dimension this August.

Due out in August for Nintendo's newest portable, the new side-scrolling title includes iconic Mushroom Kingdom characters like Mario and Luigi, as well as "all your fave characters" from the Mario franchise.

The game's first image--posted to Nintendo's Facebook and Twitter accounts--shows Mario utilizing the tanooki suit power-up to fly over a landscape with a Goomba on the ground and Princess Peach's iconic castle in the background.

Nintendo said New Super Mario Bros. 2 was created "specifically as a pick-up-and-play experience," with players of all skill levels accommodated.

On top of announcing the new side-scrolling Mario game, Nintendo today revealed that in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Kirby franchise, the company will ship a Kirby Anniversary Collection for the Wii.

Nintendo said the game will contain a "variety" of previously released "fan-favorite" Kirby titles, but did not name any specifically. The Kirby Anniversary Collection will be released after New Super Mario Bros. 2, but was not given a specific ship date.

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