Japan wastes zero time: Days after its announcement in the Nintendo Direct, there are already rows of empty New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe boxes lining the shelves at Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara. As expected, Peachette—whatever that is—is a major selling point. And those Joy-Cons in the logo!

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Chris Kohler

Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.