In today’s announcement; the Mega Mushroom returns in the next Super Mario Bros title, a long overdue trailer for Monster Hunt 4, Gears of War: Judgment will possibly launch in early 2013, and the Cold Stream DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 is due out July 24.

In today’s announcement; the Mega Mushroom returns in the next Super Mario Bros title, a long overdue trailer for Monster Hunt 4, Gears of War: Judgment will possibly launch in early 2013, and the Cold Stream DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 is due out July 24. 

Super Mario Bros is Nintendo’s most revered franchise and the release of Super Mario Bros 2 later this summer will make many reminisce on the days of the NES and Super NES.  As depicted in a recent screenshot (above) of the 3DS XL, the gameplay appears to remain true to the early days of Super Mario.  Mario and/or Luigi begin a stage at point A and finish at point B, and along the way they collect power ups and coins to receive extra continuations. 

(Source: ign.com)

But wait, what do we have here?  Is that a gigantic Mario smashing and leveling the whole stage?  It appears that the Mega Mushroom will be among the lineup of power ups in Super Mario 2.  Take that Koopas!

Next, Capcom announced Monster Hunter 4 at the Tokyo Game Show 2011, but there weren’t any trailers until now.  An official release window for Japan is spring 2013, and for North American fans, keep nagging Capcom if you want an NA release. 

Moving onto FPS, the previous rumored launch date for Gears of War: Judgement was around the end of this 2012, but according to Game Informer, Microsoft may be releasing it in early 2013 instead. 

Disappointing news for GoW fans, but cheer up, if you’re a fan of Left 4 Dead then just know that Valve has announced they will be releasing the Cold Stream DLC July 24.  So hopefully some additional zombie-mutant-blasting can be a substitute for alien-blasting for another couple of months.  Valve also promises some highly requested “surprises” will be a part of the DLC if you decide to purchase Cold Stream.