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14th August 2012 – Penélope Cruz, the Academy Award®-winning actress, has joined forces with her sister, fellow actress Mónica Cruz, to star in a new campaign for New Super Mario Bros. 2, the side-scrolling Mario game launching on 17th August for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL.
The TV advert sees Mónica and Penélope taking a bet on which sister will reach the Goal Pole at the end of the course first – with a rather unusual forfeit for who finishes last… Watch the full advert at the official Nintendo UK YouTube channel and find out how the Cruz sisters settle a score after a romp through the Mushroom Kingdom!
New Super Mario Bros. 2 is the first traditional side-scrolling Mario game to be made especially for the Nintendo 3DS system. It offers classic elements that Mario fans will love but also introduces several new concepts that add a fresh spin on the cherished gameplay. This time around, the many courses of the Mushroom Kingdom are littered with more coins than ever to collect – with the ultimate goal of gathering one million coins. The challenging Coin Rush mode delivers a careful balance between risk and reward, as players are tasked to complete three randomly selected courses while collecting as many coins as possible without ever failing once. Coin Rush scores can be shared as challenges with other players met via StreetPass, while the option to play the entire adventure in Co-op Play together with a friend is another first for a handheld Mario platformer.
“Teaming up with the Cruz sisters is a perfect fit for us. Not only because New Super Mario Bros. 2 lets two players enjoy the entire adventure playing as brothers Mario and Luigi simultaneously but because these sisters have been genuine fans of the series for many years,” said Laurent Fischer, Nintendo of Europe Managing Director of Marketing and PR. “The co-op mode really brought out their competitive sides and they had a lot of fun trying to collect as many coins as possible while racing to finish each level first.”
New Super Mario Bros. 2 truly is a family affair and will be available in European stores and, for the first time, simultaneously as a digital download from Nintendo eShop on 17th August.