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New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC celebrates 300 billion coin tally

A surprise Nintendo Direct released this afternoon, with good news for fans of New Super Mario Bros. 2.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's Mii presented the short communication, which began with a startling statistic: New Super Mario Bros. 2 players worldwide have collected over 300 billion coins since the 3DS title's launch in Japan at the end of July.

To celebrate, a DLC pack has been released for Japanese users - the Golden Classic Course Pack. The pack will be free from today until January 31 2013, and will cost ¥200 thereafter.

It features a number of classic courses, and Nintendo chose the included levels by consulting fan responses on surveys. The classic courses are Round 1 from the original Mario Bros.; 1-1, 1-2, and 1-4 from Super Mario Bros.; 1-1 and 1-5 from Super Mario Bros. 3. The pack has not been announced for the west as yet.

The Japanese-language presentation is embedded below.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.