New Super Mario Brothers dated in Japan

Plumbing siblings make their comeback in their home country on May 25; game still on schedule for North American release on May 15.

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Japan's Mainichi Shimbun and other media outlets report that Nintendo has fixed the Japanese release date for the DS game New Super Mario Brothers. The highly anticipated game is set to hit stores May 25 with a sticker price of 4,800 yen (about $40).

US gamers will get a head start when New Super Mario Bros. drops in North America on May 15. It's not clear why Nintendo has chosen to delay the launch in its home market, but it stands to reason that the company simply wants a few more days to build inventory. Demand for the title will no doubt be high, as the DS continues to be a popular seller.

Discussion

52 comments
dounowhatiam
dounowhatiam

you guys do know there has been no mario bros new game for over 14 years and cause a game has the title of mario in it or stars mario in does not mean it is the same game. mario bros and mario kart are not the the samething mario rpg and mario 64 is not the samething mario bros is a whole diffrent serise. i would understand if you where talking about another mario party but any way i love ALL mario game and can't wait for new super mario bros cause mario allstars was the first game a ever played and ever loved.

godoftheds
godoftheds

its a bloody miracle! we're getting a mario game before japan! now theres a first (if there have already been games released here first that i cant think of then my bad)

DSgurl
DSgurl

great.all you quiet down now

landau492
landau492

nooooooooooooooooooooo aanother mario game . nintendo enough is enough

LomgHair
LomgHair

"europe, what's that? hehehe " well a considerable amount of europe is needed to keep you trigger happy yanky prats in order so you don't start a war because someone's playing their music to loud, that's what! dumb americans

thisissami
thisissami

now what i wanna see is a PS3 version of this that uses the Eye Toy 2!!! it would be ultra-high definition (which actually exists...it looks so realistic that it causes motion sickness to most people who view it...not to mention that it takes up terrabytes of size) and like the revolution controller, mario/luigi would be controlled by arm movements (and even better, body movements as well!!! OR!!!! there could be a side-scroller with a treadmill-type controller, and when you run forward the treadmill counteracts ur moves, and same when u go backwards, so mario/luigi will run at the same speed u run, and jump whenever you jump (etc. etc.)!!!! this would be a 2D game of course.

mach-stem
mach-stem

europe, what's that? :) hehehe

mach-stem
mach-stem

Some people just don't read the posts. May 15th for N.A. and 25th for Japan. I'm damn excited! PEACE

DurhamNC
DurhamNC

This is the game that did convince me to buy a DS!

smo_doggy
smo_doggy

This will be the game to convince me to finally buy a DS

TMGiovanella
TMGiovanella

It amazed me at the people that say, "O wow, another mario game, what a surprise" sarcastically. First of all, Mario is the Mascot of Nintendo. That alone will let you know that they will continue to make mario games for as long as Nintendo will be around. Its just like saying, Oh, Halo 3. I wish Microsoft would stop making the same old game over and over. Or perhaps, Metal Gear Solid 4 is just the same thing as the others with extra features, big deal. Either way, its all stupid to say in the first place. Noted that MGS and Halo arent exactly true mascots but the closest to one, since Sonys original would be Mascot Crash Bandicoot, went multi platform. Of course there will be mario games and of course People will buy them because they are indeed ridiculously fun. As well as MGS and the Halo games are.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Well, May 15 here I come. Perhaps my wife will buy the new Super Mario Bros. for me as a one-year wedding anniversary present, along with a shiny new DS Lite :)

skemaal
skemaal

Would be nice to make a new REAL Mario Bros. game such as this for the Gamecube. Sunshine was ok but its not really the Mario we`ve all come to know and love.

spidey008
spidey008

Great...another Mario game by Nintendo. Please come out with some new franchises.

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

Mario is coming out in the Us before Japan, nice.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

One thing I will clear up I am not saying that Mario is boring but to me is getting a little dated. I want to see more creation in the games that Nintendo makes.Like if they want to keep with mario why can't you make new bad guys other then Bowser. Stuff like that it would be cool to see a franchise where you personally are Bowser and you rule and run stuff and have to send out orders to get Mario but would be even bigger then that.Like Meating new guys that Bowser will have to fight.THat would be neat to see.

bulldog7
bulldog7

I suspect this game is going to be Nintendo's crowning Achievement on DS. Can't wait!!!

smbius
smbius

Wow another NA before Japan release.

harry2k5
harry2k5

indeed this will be another superb game. and to all those ppl trolling stop wining and actually read the news!

thatguytony
thatguytony

Well, BlackIceJoe, why are you even commenting on something you could care less about to begin with? Personally I agree that Nintendo should be creating new franchises, but quality is quality. Nintendo continues to make Mario games because people still want them. As far as I'm concerened as long as the games are well designed and fun to play, I'll continue to buy Mario, Zelda and Metroid games.

bigdrew172
bigdrew172

It will probably sell out over in japan

sinceps1
sinceps1

^ Totally agree. "Splitwaveyo Game still on shedule for North American release on May 15. Did you guys not read the post....?" And people of Gamespot please get a 6th grade grammer education. LOLing @ ya first 2 posters. no offense...

troakun
troakun

"I could care less about Mario I want to see new franchises from Nintendo not the same old thing." What? There hasn't been a new 2D Mario game since forever. I can't stand it when people say Nintendo doesn't make any new franchises while copies of Eternal Darkness, Pikmin, Geist, Battalion Wars, Custom Robo, Chibi Robo, Cubivore, and Trace Memory, among others, die on the vine. Nintendo creates more new franchises than just about any other developer/publisher out there.

NightRain
NightRain

Ahhh!! I can't wait for this game! I want it!

cyprus646
cyprus646

This is gona sell an ass load of Ds's hopefully putting the psp finally to rest.

mathmax
mathmax

I hope they'll sell this game in a bundle with the new NDS lite ... I don't own a DS yet and i'm waiting for the lite version.

Xendercide
Xendercide

man, Nintendo must really be focusing all its creative energy into the Revolution, I mean come on, throwing "New" in front of something isn't exactly Mario-worthy.

ettevoj
ettevoj

So now America is getting some Nintendo love by getting the A+ titles first. I hope the Revolution comes here first with my Zelda!

jg_p1
jg_p1

Hmm... So it looks like maybe we'll get it after E3

ThrillhouseLive
ThrillhouseLive

Mario is in so many bad games. I cann't be excited for another one.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

nice but i dont have a ds so i cant play it.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

nice but i dont have a ds so i cant play it.

crenchteffin
crenchteffin

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crenchteffin
crenchteffin

i am so siked for this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jackov
Jackov

Well that's weird. An all-new Super Mario Bros. being sold in America before Japan?! It would really be reasonable to sell the return of SMB to its home in Japan first.

cfamgcn
cfamgcn

I hope this game will be as great as Super Mario Bros. 3

el_chupacabras
el_chupacabras

"see a new franchise from Nintendo"~ blackIceJoe That is crazy talk... something new and inovative from Nintendo... like that'll ever happen.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Game looks really good. Should sell very well.

Drudaddy
Drudaddy

can't wait for this title to come out.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I could care less about Mario I want to see new franchises from Nintendo not the same old thing.

frankeyser
frankeyser

i have really high expectations from a new mario side scroller.

Ryosagi
Ryosagi

They released Mario Kart DS in NA first, so what's so strange that Japan gets it later?

Splitwaveyo
Splitwaveyo

Game still on shedule for North American release on May 15. Did you guys not read the post....?

lordzod89
lordzod89

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