Nintendo of Japan has concluded their latest broadcast of Nintendo Direct, where lots of info was shared on upcoming 3DS games. At the end of the broadcast it was revealed that the next Mario game to be released will be New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is expected to release in Japan on August 2012.
Not much was shown of the game, other than a couple screenshots. As you can see in one of the screenshots above, Raccoon Mario will be making a return.
The Nintendo Direct broadcast mainly focused on games releasing in Japan, but Nintendo of America has confirmed that NSMB 2 will be coming stateside as well. It will also be released in the same month of August as Japan.
Source: Nintendo Direct, NOA Twitter
Author: Marlon Esmeralda