Nintendo has declared the four weeks preceding the Aug. 19 launch of New Super Mario Bros. 2 as the Month of Mario. To celebrate the launch of this new game, which is playable on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo is making one Mario game per week available at a discount in the Nintendo eShop. Fans who can't wait to get their thumbs on New Super Mario Bros. 2 will have four classic Mario adventures to enjoy before launch day.
Each classic Mario game will enjoy a one-week run at a discounted price. The games, prices and dates of each discount are as follows:
July 26 - Aug. 1: Super Mario Bros. ($3.99)
Aug. 2 - Aug. 8: Super Mario Land ($2.99)
Aug. 9 - Aug. 15: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins ($2.99)
Aug. 16 - Aug. 22: Mario's Picross ($2.99)
Read the full press release here. This is the type of stuff that we've been begging for on the eShop and Wii Shop Channel since it launched.