Super Mario Bros. 2 is coming to the North American Wii U Virtual Console on May 16th for $4.99, Nintendo announced through a trailer.
There are a couple of elements that make Super Mario Bros. 2 quite unique. This is one of the first games to pull off the “it was all a dream” conclusion. Additionally, the game has multiple playable characters and this adventure isn’t set in the traditional Mushroom Kingdom like its predecessor. Super Mario Bros. 2 also happens to be one of the few Mario games where Peach isn’t kidnapped.
A lot of classic games have made their way to the Wii U Virtual Console, including Excitebike, Ice Climbers, Punch Out and Super Mario World. Long-awaited cult classic Earthbound is coming before the end of this year as well.