New Super Mario Bros. 2 coming to 3DS

New Super Mario Bros. 2, the latest in Nintendo’s side-scrolling sub-series, is headed to the Nintendo 3DS.

Alongside this news come several screenshots of the game, which confirm that it retains the visual style and gameplay established in the DS’s New Super Mario Bros. and Wii’s New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They also reveal that the Power Leaf (which made its comeback in the recent Super Mario 3D Land) will be returning once again, and this time will bestow Mario with the Raccoon Tail he sported in Super Mario Bros. 3. Additional information on Nintendo’s official Facebook page states that the game will feature Luigi and other such characters of Mario fame.

The game is slated for release in both Japan and the US in August of 2012.