Penelope Cruz Makes a Great Mario


The first Nintendo ad for New Super Mario Brothers 2 is out, and mustaches are sexy again.

Celebrity appearances in videogame ads are nothing new, but this time out Penelope Cruz, Academy Award winning Spanish star, steals the show. For once the spokesperson in the ad actually seems to enjoy the game, as Penelope and her sister Monica compete to be the first to get a million points. This is the second time the two have worked together on-screen; Monica doubled for her sister in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

This is the first ad for New Super Mario Brothers 2, the 3DS game that has been released in Japan but has yet to make its way across the water. Though it is co-op, the game’s ultimate goal is to get a million coins, as Mario and his brother Luigi battle their way through the levels to save Princess Peach yet again. Nintendo has said that it wants the game to be accessible to players of all skill levels, and so far it’s been the most popular game on the Nintendo eShop since its release.

New Super Mario Brothers 2 is out in August 2012 in Europe, North America and Australia. All bets on the outcome of games are, of course, the responsibility of the players concerned.

Source: Game Informer

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