Nintendo has announced a new Super Mario Bros. Game for the 3DS and a Kirby compilation game for the Wii to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the platformer series.

Nintendo has announced a new Super Mario Bros. Game for the 3DS and a Kirby compilation game for the Wii to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the platformer series.

 
New Super Mario Bros. 2 will launch for the 3DS in August, featuring traditional side-scrolling adventures with Mario, Luigi and other popular characters.
 
Nintendo's other big platform legend, Kirby, will also be getting some attention later this year to celebrate 20 years since the little pink ball from the planet Pop Star graced the gaming world. A compilation of Kirby's previous adventures will be released for the Wii, in addition to other celebrations.
 
 
“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.”
 
The 3DS will also be getting a software update, as will some games, such as Mario Kart 7. The release of Mario Tennis Open on 20 May ensures that Nintendo fans will have plenty to do with their favourite platform characters over the coming year.