Standalone version will be sold in stores on August 25th for $29.99. Play as Luigi, Blue and Yellow Toad, or the newcomer Nabbit. Nabbit is invulnerable to obstacles but cannot gain powerups in the traditional Mario fashion.
It's nice that they're also offering it at retail, I certainly wasn't expecting that. I'll definitely buy it now. I hope they do this with future major DLC as well, expansions for Mario Kart VIII would be awesome.
Do you have to have NSMBU in order to play the retail version? I actually already have the game so it doesn't matter, I'm just curious.
@Mop it up That's the logic a lot of developers use, but Nintendo so far has been pricing retail and digital games pretty much exactly the same. A $10 difference has to be coming from something else, I'd think.
Wait wait, if there is a retail release, does that mean you DON'T need NSMBU to play it? If so... I'm game. I rented NSMBU and really had a lot of fun with it, especially playing alongside my wife. And Luigi is 100x more awesome than Mario, so this is win-win.
I asked somewhere else, and I forgot which thread (sorry, and sorry if I missed it.).
If I download this, without an external drive (which I never want), how much of a hit am I going to take? The retail release is more ATTRACTIVE to me (green case is radimint), and I'm worried about running out of room.