New Super Mario Bros. 2 Classic DLC Stages Available In U.S. Today

By Ishaan . November 27, 2012 . 8:30am


Last night, Nintendo revealed another set of downloadable Coin Rush stages for New Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan, via a mini Nintendo Direct. The DLC stages include six remade stages from the original NES Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3.


This morning, Nintendo also confirmed the DLC stages for a U.S. and European release via an English mini Nintendo Direct, along with price details for the U.S.. You can have your dose of Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, in the video embedded above.


Iwata says over 300 billion coins have been collected in New Super Mario Bros. 2 worldwide, across all of the game’s players. As as show of appreciation, the latest DLC will be made available for free for a limited time—November 27th to January 31st. Starting February 1st, the DLC pack will be made available for purchase for $2.50.


Iwata also says that the new DLC stages are based on user feedback. Nintendo have observed feedback from several players asking for remakes of older stages, which is why stages like 1-1 from the original Super Mario Bros. are part of this DLC pack.

Read more stories about & & on Siliconera.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    I dont understand why they are charging for this later on, it dilutes the value of their gesture of appreciation if they are gonna take it back later and make you have to pay for it.

    • You have two months to download it for free, but you whine about it? I say thank you, will get it free, and enjoy it.

      (Wait, do you think they are going to remove it from you? They are not. It’s just if you don’t download it and wait till February THEN you need to pay. If you get it before, it’s yours forever.)

    • qwert

      This is just a guess, but the people who helped reach 300 billion coins already have the game and will have several months to download it for free. So really, charging for it only affects those who had nothing to do with that 300 billion benchmark in the first place. Even then, there’s still a two or so month window to buy the game and get the pack for free.

  • Sergio Briceño

    1) If you are one of the players who greatly contributed to the 3 billion coins benchmark, then you probably have enough of NSMB2 already.

    2) If you already own the game and have nostalgia for the two best Mario games in history, then by all means download the stages, THEY’RE FREE for now.

    3) If you don’t own the game, chances are you know that NSMBU is the better version. So should you really care about this DLC, or buying the game at all?

    Players in option 2, you have no excuse. Start downloading. I never this “gold rush”, but I’m sure it’s exciting for some people.

  • Guest

    I could’ve swore a few weeks ago Nintendo stated they wouldn’t have paid DLC for their games. I don’t care if they are FREE for now. My only problem is they said that then switched it up. If it was never stated, then there would never be a problem.

    • qwert

      They’ve been coming out with DLC for NSMB2 and Fire Emblem for a few months now. You might be mixing it up with their statements about free DLC for Animal Crossing.

    • They never said that. They said they would actually.. Problem solved.

  • As someone that has the game and has played the hell out of it, I think this is awesome. Offering free bonus stages for a game I’ve already completed is a fantastic idea, as it not only gets me playing that game again, but it also might make me want to spring for the paid bonus stages as well. Would love to see similar bonus material in the future for titles like Kid Icarus.

    Even if I don’t end up wanting to spring for the paid stages, getting anything free is always awesome. How anyone can spin this into anything other than good is beyond me, but I guess some people just want to hate hate hate.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos