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July 29, 2011
Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7, previously known only as Super Mario and Mario Kart, respectively, will both launch this holiday season in North America. Super Mario 3D Land is currently scheduled for a November release, while Mario Kart 7 will arrive sometime in December. Both games have the same release schedule in Japan as well.

Nintendo of America also announced today that the Nintendo 3DS will drop in price from $249.99 to $169.99 on August 12. Along with the price drop, Nintendo has started a "Nintendo 3DS Ambassador" program for early adopters. Nintendo 3DS owners who connect to the eShop before August 12 (Eastern time) will automatically become Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors, and will qualify for 10 free NES and 10 free GBA Virtual Console games. The free games, available by the end of 2011, include Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong. For more information about the 3DS Ambassador program, please see the NOA press release.

Links:
NOA press release
NCL announcement

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