Nintendo has confirmed it will bring its flagship Super Mario Bros. series to the 3DS.

During a conversation with developers of the original Super Mario Bros., Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that he is working on a new Super Mario Brothers title for Nintendo's 3DS, a handheld console with the ability to show 3D images without glasses.

So, in the interests of adopting new technology for the Super Mario Bros. tradition, I am now making a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo 3DS system, Miyamoto said.

Miyamoto didn't divulge much more, but it is likely that the title will take advantage of the 3DS's ability to show depth and add another dimension to the classic scrolling arcade game.

The last portable entry in the series, New Super Mario Brothers, was released in 2006. As of December 2010, the title has sold 26.21 million copies since then, making it the best-selling title for Nintendo's 3DS. It is certain that Nintendo would like to see similar success on the 3DS with the game's portable successor.

The 3DS will be released Feb. 26 in Japan and March 27 in North America.

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