Nintendo has enlisted the help of another pair of famous siblings to promote the return of Mario, Luigi and pals in New Super Mario Bros. 2 and the new 3DS XL!
Spanish Actress Monica Cruz joins slightly more famous sister Penelope Cruz – star of Pirates of the Caribbean in a new advert which sees the two senoritas by the pool battling it out in a coin challenge on the new side-scrolling sequel to the 2006 Nintendo DS game New Super Mario Bros.
NSMB2 returns focus to those all-important gold coins small ones, big ones and even familiar foes and power-ups appear gilded – so recruiting the high-profile Hollywood pair adds a Midas touch to the return of everyone favourite plumbers. And wait till the very end of the advert to see Penelope don the red suit and blue overalls to become Mario – complete with moustache!
New Super Mario Bros. 2 was released on standard game card and also as a digital download available from the Nintendo eShop on August 17th.
As for the Nintendo 3DS XL, the (no longer so portable) portable gaming system went on sale at the end of July and offers upgrades including a screen size increase of 90%, improved battery life and a double-sized storage boost courtesy of the provided 4GB SD card. The Nintendo 3DS XL comes in a range of colours and will cost you around £180.
This promo follows other actor appearances such as the one made by Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda to promote the return of another Nintendo Legend – We’ll let you guess which!