Nintendo 3DS

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Has Full Co-Op, But No Online


New Super Mario Bros. 2 on the Nintendo 3DS will have full co-op multiplayer, but it won’t be online, Nintendo have revealed. The game will feature Mario and Luigi, and you’ll be able to play through the entire game with a friend if you like.


If you’re playing cooperatively, the game will restrict both players’ movements so they’re both visible on the screen at the same time. The camera will be tied to whichever player is out in front, and the other player will need to keep up.


Nintendo also detailed a new mode—Coin Rush, where you only have a single life, and need to collect as many coins as possible across three levels. Coin Rush stages are the same stages as the game’s regular mode, but there are changes such as 1-UP mushrooms being changed to 50 coins. Coin Rush also lets you share scores with friends via StreetPass.


New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be released on August 19th.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.