Nintendo of Japan has just announced New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS via their April 21 Nintendo Direct broadcast. Not much information is know about this new announcement so far, however we’ll get more information posted as soon as we can find it!
Hit the jump to see some pictures and discover the release date (well, month) and watch the Nintendo Direct presentation about the new Mario title!
New Super Mario Bros.2 launches in Japan in August of 2012. Get excited!
(You can also see other parts of the Nintendo Direct broadcast on GoNintendo here.)
Update: The first screenshot shows Mario in his famous Super Leaf suit, which enables Mario to fly for short distances while the P-Meter (shown at the bottom of the screen) is filled. This is the P-Meter’s first appearance since it’s debut in Super Mario Bros. 3! This could mean more nostalgic goodies to be revealed later!
Update Two: You may also notice in the third screenshot that there are golden Piranha Plants and Koopa Troopas in a winter setting. This has never been seen before in a Mario game, and tells us theres a good chance many new features will be packed into the new title!