Nintendo of America announced the details for New Super Mario Bros. 2‘s Coin Rush DLC this morning, revealing that the first three packs will launch this Thursday, October 4, 2012 in North America, for $2.50 each.
The DLC packs are the same three that launched today in Japan, only with slightly different names. ”Gold Coin Pack” (contains 30,000 coins), ”Coin Challenge Pack A” (posts high scores to the game’s official website), and ”Nerve-Wrack Pack” (a harder set of challenge levels).
The same three packs also launched today in Europe for 2,00 Pounds / 2,50 Euro, and The Big N plans to release additional add-on packs for New Super Mario Bros. 2 in “late” October and November.
A “Mini” Nintendo UK Direct showing off footage of the DLC packs is embedded below, and you can check out the full North American press release at the bottom of this article.
Nintendo Offers Downloadable Add-On Content for New Super Mario Bros. 2
Three Packs for Coin Rush Mode Available on Oct. 4
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Players worldwide have collected more than 100 billion gold coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the Nintendo 3DS portable system. That tally is set to skyrocket exponentially as Nintendo offers new Coin Rush Mode levels for the game. Several new downloadable add-on level packs will be made available to game owners, with the first three packs launching on Oct. 4. Each new pack contains three courses and can be purchased from within the game* at a price of $2.50 per pack. Subsequent packs will be on the way, with the next arrivals at the end of October and the end of November.
While normal Coin Rush Mode offers players three levels chosen at random, the ones in the add-on pack are the same three in the same order every time. That gives players the ability to test themselves against one another on an even playing field.
“Nintendo fans have really enjoyed the fun and competition of Coin Rush Mode, recently surpassing more than 100 billion total coins collected worldwide,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “These new packs offer completely new levels that fit into the New Super Mario Bros. 2 world, but offer new challenges that will keep players coming back for more.”
The packs being released on Oct. 4 include:
Gold Rush Pack: Fun new courses that give novice players the best chance to collect lots of gold, and veterans the chance to set even higher Coin Rush records.
Coin Challenge Pack A: The New Super Mario Bros. 2 website will track the rankings based on the scores for this pack, enabling players to measure their scores against other tallies from around the world in these more open courses.
Nerve-Wrack Pack: Intense new courses designed for veteran players looking for new challenges.
These packs can be purchased with the following procedures: Players who are connected to a wireless Internet connection must first activate SpotPass in the game and receive a notification from New Super Mario Bros. 2.* After receiving the notification, the next time the player enters Coin Rush Mode**, a Shop icon will appear in the game. Players who have accessed the shop can then read information about the packs, including descriptions, difficulty ratings and the required storage space. As long as players have enough funds in their Nintendo eShop balance, they can then tap and purchase the packs they want all within the game.
For more information about New Super Mario Bros. 2, visit http://newsupermariobros2.nintendo.com.