Penélope Cruz, the Academy Award-winning actress, has joined forces with her sister, fellow actress Mónica Cruz, to star in a new campaign for New Super Mario Bros. 2, the side-scrolling Mario game launching on 18th August for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL.

The TV advert, which will now launch in Australia, sees Mónica and Penélope taking a bet on which sister will reach the Goal Pole at the end of the course first – with a rather unusual forfeit for who finishes last. You can check out the commercial below!

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is the first traditional side-scrolling Mario game to be made especially for the Nintendo 3DS system. It offers classic elements that Mario fans will love but also introduces several new concepts that add a fresh spin on the cherished gameplay.

This time around, the many courses of the Mushroom Kingdom are littered with more coins than ever to collect – with the challenge of gathering one million as the ultimate goal. The challenging Coin Rush mode delivers a careful balance between risk and reward, as players are tasked to complete three randomly selected courses while collecting as many coins as possible without ever failing once.

Coin Rush scores can be shared as challenges with other players met via StreetPassT, while the option to play the entire adventure in Co-op Play together with a friend is another first for a handheld Mario platformer.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 truly is a family affair and will be available in Australian and New Zealand stores and, for the first time, simultaneously as a digital download from Nintendo eShop on 18th August.

Cruz Sisters Settle a Score (6)

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