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February 26, 2015
Gold Mario amiibo announced for USA 11:49:17 AM CT [Deezer]
A gold-colored version of the upcoming Mario amiibo was announced today by Nintendo of America in a press release. Releasing alongside the Super Mario amiibo series on March 20, the gold Mario amiibo will be exclusive to 3,000 Walmart stores in the U.S., according to Nintendo.

The announcement comes three weeks after gold and silver Mario amiibos were leaked on Nintendo's website.

Links:
NOA press release
Mario - Gold Edition (Nintendo.com)
January 8, 2015
A Super Mario Bros. version of Puzzle & Dragons is headed to Nintendo 3DS, GungHo Online Entertainment announced yesterday. Physical and digital copies will be released on April 29 in Japan. An overseas release was also confirmed by the developer, but no date has been set.

GungHo previously developed Puzzle & Dragons Z, a Japan-only 3DS game released on December 12, 2013.

Links:
Official game site
@PuzzDragNA
October 29, 2014
Sixty of the seventy-two total tracks in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. two-disc soundtrack CD were revealed in last week's Nintendo Direct. Below, we have transcribed all the track names shown in the video. Note that the track order and names may not be final.

3DS music disc:

* Menu [Original]
* How to Play [Super Smash Bros. Melee]
* Ground Theme / Underground Theme [Super Mario Bros.]
* Super Mario 3D Land Theme / Beach Theme [Super Mario 3D Land / Super Mario Bros.]
* Try, Try Again [Mario & Luigi: Dream Team]
* Kongo Jungle [Donkey Kong Country]
* Stickerbush Symphony [Donkey Kong Country 2]
* Gerudo Valley [The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]
* Full Steam Ahead [The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks / The Legend of Zelda]
* Brinstar [Metroid]
* Obstacle Course (Spring/Summer) [Yoshi's Island]
* Green Greens Ver. 2 [Kirby's Dream Land]
* Corneria [Star Fox]
* Star Wolf's Theme / Sector Z [Star Fox 64]
* Battle! (Trainer Battle) [Pokémon X / Pokémon Y]
* N's Castle Medley [Pokémon Black / Pokémon White]
* Mute City Ver. 3 [F-Zero]
* Id (Purpose) [Fire Emblem Awakening]
* Wrath of the Reset Bomb [Kid Icarus: Uprising]
* Tortimer Island Medley [Animal Crossing: New Leaf]
* Jogging / Countdown [Punch-Out!! (NES)]
* Gaur Plain [Xenoblade Chronicles]
* You Will Know Our Names [Xenoblade Chronicles]
* Balloon Fight Medley [Balloon Fight]
* Tomodachi Life [Tomodachi Life]
* PAC-MAN (Club Mix) [PAC-MAN]
* Trophy Rush [Original]
* Multi-Man Smash [Original]
* Credits [Original]
* Online Practice Stage [Original]

Wii U music disc:

* Battlefield [Original]
* Super Mario Bros. Medley [Super Mario Bros.]
* Athletic Theme / Ground Theme [New Super Mario Bros. 2]
* Egg Planet [Super Mario Galaxy]
* Gear Getaway [Donkey Kong Country Returns]
* Donkey Kong Country Returns (Vocals) [Donkey Kong Country Returns]
* Ballad of the Goddess / Ghirahim's Theme [The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword]
* Main Theme / Underworld Theme [The Legend of Zelda]
* Ocarina of Time Medley [The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]
* Temple Theme [Zelda II: The Adventure of Link]
* Title [Metroid]
* Ending [Yoshi's Story]
* The Great Cave Offensive [Kirby Super Star]
* Theme from Area 6 / Missile Slipstream [Star Fox 64 / Star Fox Command]
* Battle! (Team Flare) [Pokémon X / Pokémon Y]
* Battle! (Champion) / Champion Cynthia [Pokémon Diamond / Pokémon Pearl]
* Route 10 [Pokémon Black / Pokémon White]
* Fight 1 [Fire Emblem Gaiden]
* Destroyed Skyworld [Kid Icarus Uprising]
* Stage Select [Pikmin 2]
* Xenoblade Chronicles Medley [Xenoblade Chronicles]
* Plaza / Title [Animal Crossing: City Folk / Animal Crossing: Wild World]
* Tour [Animal Crossing: New Leaf]
* Light Plane (Vocal Mix) [Pilotwings]
* PAC-MAN'S PARK / BLOCK TOWN [PAC-MANIA]
* PAC-MAN [PAC-MAN]
* Master Hand [Original]
* Credits (Smash Bros.): Ver. 2 [Super Smash Bros.]
* Menu 2 (Melee) [Super Smash Bros. Melee]
* Results Display Screen [Super Smash Bros.]

Currently, the soundtrack CD will only be available to Club Nintendo members who have registered both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. by January 13, 2015.

Links:
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 50-Fact Extravaganza (NOA)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 50 Must-See Things (NOE)
Club Nintendo soundtrack CD offer (NOA)
June 4, 2014
A Nintendo 2DS bundled with a digital copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2 will launch in Europe on July 4, Nintendo of Europe announced Tuesday. According to the press release, New Super Mario Bros. 2 will come pre-installed on the memory card, along with all 30 Coin Rush add-on courses for the game. The Nintendo 2DS system will be the standard "White + Red" color variation.

This is the first Nintendo 2DS Mario bundle to be released by Nintendo. Details about pricing and any plans for a North American release have not yet been announced.

Box art

Link: NOE press release
May 20, 2014
Photos with Mario was silently released on the 3DS eShop this week, allowing you to snap pictures of Mario (and his friends) in the real world, using special AR-enhanced eShop cards.  According to the application's manual, the special AR eShop cards will be available at Target, although there is no indication as to when they will be available.  In the meantime, you might try using the scans over at the AR Cards Database, made from the AR cards released in Japan.  The AR Cards Database has the three cards referenced in the Photos with Mario manual (Mario, Peach, and a Goomba), as well as an additional three cards (Luigi, Bowser, and a Koopa Troopa).

Note: To download Photos with Mario, just search for it by name on the 3DS eShop.

Link: AR Cards Database
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