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Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition’s recent update is due out in North America today. However, it turns out that it’s also now available in Europe as well. You’ll need 620 blocks for the download, which amounts to about 77.5MB.

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In October, we mentioned that Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition would be receiving an update in Japan. The patch will bring about a few new additions for Mario and more.

Thanks to Famitsu, we now know when this update will be going live. The magazine pinned down a December 17 date in its issue last week. There hasn’t been any news for the west, but I’d be surprised if it didn’t make it over here as well.

GungHo Online Entertainment is working on an update for Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. Primarily, this will add some new transformations to the game.

Those are as follows:

Double Mario

– Main element: Fire
– Secondary element: Fire
– Skill: Double Attack: Light and Heart drops become Fire drops

Boomerang Mario

– Main element: Water
– Secondary element: Fire
– Skill: Boomerang Attack: Heal an ally by 3,000HP, Light drops become Heart drops

Rock Mario

– Main element: Wood
– Secondary element: Light
– Skill: Ground Rock Attack, reduces the damage received during five turns by a little

Gold Mario

– Main element: Light
– Secondary element: Light
– Skill: Gold Shine, Tree drops become Light drops

Metal Mario

– Main element: Dark
– Secondary element: Dark
– Skill: Metal Walk, Water drops become Dark drops

GungHo is also introducing five new Kameks and the Golden Goomba. Check out some screenshots of the update below.

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GungHo Online Entertainment had one goal in mind when making Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition: to reach a broader audience.

CEO Kazuki Morishita told GamesBeat:

Back in 2011, we were coming up with a new concept for Puzzle & Dragons. I came to the conclusion that our target audience for the 3DS version—I wanted it to be kids, kids who don’t have smartphones. I’ve always wanted to release the game for 3DS and reach more of that audience. The target audience for PZD Mario is definitely much younger than the smartphone crowd. Going back to your question, Gung Ho’s goal with that title is to reach out to a broader audience with the core gameplay of the series.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition launched for 3DS in May. It came packaged with GungHo’s first Puzzle & Dragons effort for the handheld, Puzzle & Dragons Z.

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A new Puzzle & Dragons-focused Nintendo Minute has been posted online. In today’s episode, Kit and Krysta take a look at Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. Watch the latest Nintendo Minute below.

Nintendo issued a North American press release for the launch of Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. You can read up on it below.

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition Come Packaged Together on One Game Card

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo is doubling down on puzzle gaming with two adventures for Nintendo 3DS – so big and so immersive that they have room for dragons and Mario – in one power-packed game package. Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition will challenge gamers to drag and match colored orbs to create combos and take down enemies. And Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition will delight them with the chance to befriend Mario baddies across multiple worlds to rescue Princess Peach. Both games will be available on a single game card in stores and as a game download at Nintendo.com and in the Nintendo eShop on May 22 for one suggested retail price of just $29.99.

“The drag-and-match fun of these games will attract fans of puzzle games,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Then it will surprise them with a much deeper and richer experience than they expected.”

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition debuted in Japan on April 29. Media Create reports that the game sold 179,926 copies in its first week with a 45.77 percent sell-through rate.

Puzzle & Dragons Z was the previous entry in the series on 3DS. When it launched, the title sold 543,630 copies in its first week for a sell-through of 97.02 percent.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition may not have sold as much as “Z”, but retailers have indicated that both games primarily appeal to young 3DS owners. That suggests Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition could sell more units to those who purchased Puzzle & Dragons Z.

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Nintendo has uploaded the North American commercial for Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition. Check it out below.

A couple of French commercials have come in for Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and Puzzle & Dragons Z. Watch them below.

Puzzle & Dragons Z launches with Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. edition in just a few days in  Europe. Nintendo UK has now released a new video showing off a pretty neat technique called the Stepping Stone, which comes in handy in Puzzle & Dragons Z. Check out what you think in the video below.