February 21st, 2006, 19:47 Posted By: wraggster
This morning, Nintendo DS fans got a double shot of good news. The Japanese game giant put a final US release date on New Super Mario Bros., the debut of its long-running, jumping-plumber series on its dual-screen handheld. The all-new platform adventure will arrive in stores stateside on May 7, though pricing and rating have yet to be announced.
New Super Mario Bros. is a polygonal game that is presented from the classic 2D side-scrolling perspective that made Nintendo a household name in the '80s. While the basics may be similar, Mario has a lot more moves than in previous outings, including butt-stomps, backflips, and triangle jumps. The game will also feature new power-ups, like a pump-up mushroom. GameSpot's previous coverage has more details on the game.
If sending diminutive Italian pipelayers airborne isn't your brand of moustache wax, Nintendo also announced an all-new title for the DS today. Titled Magnetica, the puzzle game will have players stop an oncoming onslaught of marbles. They will use the DS stylus to manipulate said marbles into groups of three or more, which will result in said groups vanishing. The game is due in stories on June 5, and GameSpot will have more details as they emerge.
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