Nintendo have confirmed plans to release a "totally new side-scrolling action Super Mario in 2D" for Nintendo 3DS, during an earnings briefing held in Tokyo.

Renowned developer, director and producer Hironobu Sakaguchi will discuss his illustrious career during an exclusive event at The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) headquarters.

With the icon having been first revealed on the Japanese box art for Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, Nintendo have provided the first early details regarding 'Nintendo Network'.

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