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Puzzles and Dragons Meets Mario

Puzzle RPG Puzzles and Dragons, originally released on iOS and Android back in 2012, has seen a number of collaborations, including with Evangelion, Dragon Ball Z Kai, and even Baskin-Robbins.

But the latest announcement is a bit of a shocker. According to Puzzles and Dragons creator GungHo Entertainment, they’re set to launch Puzzles and Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition this April.

The 3DS game will feature use “characters, settings and themes” from Super Mario Bros., according to ANN. GungHo also released a trailer for the game.

Plenty of video game creators license out their characters to other companies, but Nintendo generally isn’t one of them, preferring to keep total creative control over franchises like Mario, Zelda and Metroid (after the Philips Zelda games, who can blame them).

Is Puzzles and Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Nintendo’s way of acknowledging the power of smartphone games while keeping Mario and co. on Nintendo hardware? Would you pay full retail for what was originally a smartphone game? Let us know below.

Source: ANN

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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.