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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]
* 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.

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
March 26, 2014
Super Mario Bros. 3 will launch on both Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console on April 17, according to a press release from Nintendo of America.

The Wii U version has been available in Europe and Japan since December 2013. The 3DS version was released first in Japan on January 1, 2013, then in Europe on December 26, 2013.

Link: NOA press release
February 10, 2014
Club Nintendo is offering Donkey Kong Jr. for 3DS Virtual Console from today through March 9. Members can exchange 150 Coins for the download code.

Mario also appears in the other three games that were added to Club Nintendo today: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Wii Virtual Console; 200 Coins), PiCTOBiTS (Nintendo 3DS via DSiWare; 150 Coins), and Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (Wii U Virtual Console; 200 Coins). These games will also be available until March 9.

Link: Club Nintendo rewards catalog
January 30, 2014
Mario Kart 8 coming in May 01:28:34 PM CT [Deezer]
Mario Kart 8 for Wii U will release worldwide this May, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced yesterday during a financial briefing in Japan. Nintendo first set Mario Kart 8's launch for spring 2014 when it was unveiled last June during E3.

Link: Corporate Management Policy Briefing / Third Quarter Financial Results Briefing (NCL)
January 10, 2014
Yoshi's New Island will launch in North America on March 14, Nintendo of America announced today in a press release. Arzest is developing the game, which will be the third in the "Yoshi's Island" series.

Link: NOA press release