Nightly News Roundup: 10.02.2012

Nintendo announces a date and price for New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate playable at Comic Con, and a new Nintendo Direct incoming (but only for Europe).

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 10/02/2012 20:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

First New Super Mario Bros. 2 Level Packs Available October 4

Earlier today, Nintendo of America aired a special “mini” edition of Nintendo Direct, which detailed the first batch of downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. 2.

The presentation, which has been included in full below (and is coming off the heels of similar presentations in Europe and Japan), revealed that three new level packs for Coin Rush mode will be added to the eShop on October 4. These packs, which will retail for $2.50 a piece, include three original stages not found in the proper game, and will be available in three different varieties: Gold Rush Pack, which features stages littered with coins to collect; Coin Challenge Pack A, which will record your score on the game’s official website; and Nerve-Wrack Pack, which features more difficult levels designed to appeal to veteran Mario fans.

Before the end of the presentation, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime also announced that additional levels packs will be available to download at the end of October and in November, for which there will be other Nintendo Direct presentations in the near future.

European 3DS owners, however, don’t have to wait until October 4 to purchase this content; the initial batch of Coin Rush stages has already been added to the European eShop.

Source: Nintendo

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Will Be at New York Comic Con

After many months of speculation over its fate, Capcom recently announced that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which was formally known as Monster Hunter 3G, will be hitting both the 3DS and Wii U early next year. In an effort to promote the game, a demo of it will be playable at this year’s New York Comic Con.

Writing on the Capcom Unity forums, Capcom’s Associate Community Specialist Yuri L. Araujo revealed that the 3DS version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be on the showfloor at this year’s event, which will take place on October 11-14. This will mark the first the game will be playable in North America, giving Monster Hunter fans, especially those who live in the New York area, a huge incentive to check out the show.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be hitting North America and Europe in March 2013.

Source: Capcom Unity

Europe: Special 3DS Nintendo Direct on October 4

European 3DS owners, mark your calendars: on October 4, Nintendo of Europe will be hosting a special 3DS edition of Nintendo Direct. Just what will the company be talking about, and will North America be getting its own presentation (probably not)? Tune in at 2:00 PM Eastern to find out!

Source: GoNintendo

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