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Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2 was considered for a Nintendo Power giveaway

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The Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2 almost made it to North America through a Nintendo Power giveaway, author Jon Irwin reveals in an upcoming book. Gail Tilden, former vice president of brand management at Nintendo of America and one of Nintendo Power’s founding editors, divulged to Irwin that she led a campaign that would allow subscribers to obtain a copy.

“We weren’t doing anything with it! [So] I worked up with my Nintendo Power agency a campaign called ‘The Lost Levels,’” Tilden said.

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Azure Striker Gunvolt heading to Europe this winter

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Azure Striker Gunvolt is coming to Europe this winter, the game’s official Twitter account confirms.

Earlier today, the following message was published:



Azure Striker Gunvolt previously launched in North America on August 29.

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Sakurai on why Smash Bros. 3DS doesn’t support the Circle Pad Pro

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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will make use of the New 3DS’ c-stick. However, there is no support for the Circle Pad Pro, which works with regular 3DS systems.

Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai explained why this is so in his latest bi-weekly Famitsu column. He noted:

“Supporting the CCP requires the use of some of the CPU’s processing load. From the information received during the development of Kid Icarus: Uprising, this is a quite large load at around 5%. Kid Icarus: Uprising and Smash both use the maximum capability of the device, so we had to abandon the idea of CCP support. With the New 3DS, we were able to support the C-Stick as the processing power is increased and it is not a peripheral device.”

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