New Super Mario Bros. 2 set for 3DS, Kirby compilation headed to Wii

New Super Mario Bros. 2, a sequel to the 2006 DS original, is in "full development" for 3DS, Nintendo has announced. Featuring the likes of Mario, Luigi, and other series favorite characters, the "pick-up-and-play" side-scroller is due this August in North America, Europe, and Japan.

Additionally, Nintendo announced it will release a 20th anniversary Kirby compilation disc for Wii later this year. it will include a number of previously released, fan-favorite Kirby titles. Its exact contents were not yet revealed, but fans can expect details "at a later date."

“A new Mario game and a big Kirby celebration will help make 2012 an especially great year for Nintendo fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Whether they’re playing at home on Wii or using Nintendo 3DS to have fun on the go, players can look forward to experiencing some of our biggest franchises in exciting ways.”

First screenshots of New Super Mario Bros. 2 can be seen below.