Nintendo celebrated Mario’s 35th year today with a bunch of announcements for the series. The gaming giant showed a ton of games for the Switch and even an updated handheld device. Among the new titles is the rumored Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which includes three of the most acclaimed games of all franchise’s history.
Alongside all the game reveals, Nintendo also unveiled clothing, figures and events coming to other games to celebrate the anniversary. You can even complete My Nintendo challenges for a chance at getting a free pin set. More info can be seen below:
Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Super Mario 3D All-Stars includes three games, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. However, these are not full-fledged remakes, but they do include enhancements and new features. Super Mario 64 features a higher resolution, rumble-enabled controls on the Joy-Cons and ability to be browse the soundtrack.
Super Mario Sunshine includes the same controller and soundtrack features, as well as a new 16:9 aspect ratio. Super Mario Galaxy is also receiving a resolution upgrade. Although these are three of the best Mario titles to date, hardcore Nintendo fans are disappointed that the Wii U’s Super Mario Galaxy 2 wasn’t included.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is set to release on September 18th and is available to pre-order right now, but can only be bought for six months. This includes the physical and digital copies. As a bonus, the original Super Mario All-Stars collection is available today for Nintendo Switch Online.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
There’s also an updated version of the Wii U game, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, featuring online cooperative play. It will release to Switch on February 12th, 2021. A new Cat Mario and Cat Peach Amiibo figures will also be released alongside it.
Super Mario Bros. 35
Nintendo also announced Super Mario Bros. has also been turned into a battle royale. Well, essentially. It will only be available from October 1st to March 31st, 2021. You can read more about that, here.
Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.
The Game & Watch is back, with a new one featuring the Super Mario Bros. launching on November 13th. It has an updated version that can play the first Super Mario Bros game, along with the Lost Levels. It also includes the classic Ball game, has a clock (obviously) and has some hidden secrets you can experience between charges. It’ll be sold for $50, with pre-orders coming soon.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
The oddest news seen today was the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit announcement, which lets you use a Nintendo Switch to race physical carts with custom courses. You can play through a Grand Prix, unlocking new costumes as you race. Up to four players can join the race. It will be available on October 16th for $100 in two sets: Mario and Luigi.