New Nintendo Super Mario-Themed Switch Games announced
Along with Super Mario Bros’ 35th anniversary, Nintendo has recently announced its upcoming Super Mario-themed Switch games and products.
The lineup includes Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Super Mario Bros. 35, Super Mario All-Stars, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.
The Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a collection of three Super Mario games: the Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. Optimized for Nintendo Switch, it features higher resolutions, an in-game music-player mode for enjoying soundtrack across three games, and off-display listening mode. It will be available from September 18 to March 31, 2021.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch version of the Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury features online co-op gameplay, local multiplayer mode, and new amiibo figures Cat Mario and Cat Peach. Further details will be revealed. According to the video released by Nintendo, the game will be available on February 12, 2021.
The Super Mario Bros. 35, on the other hand, is a 35-player online battle set in the Super Mario Bros. universe. As an obstacle game, it sends enemies on other players’ courses as a distraction. Players may activate special items to try and outpace their opponents. It is set to launch on Oct. 1 as a digital-only game exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members. Just like the Super Mario 3D, it will be playable until March 31, 2021.
The third one in the list is the Super Mario All-Stars which consists of the upgraded version of the Super NES games Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3. It now comes in 16-bit graphics and will be available later today on the Nintendo Switch Online.
Last but definitely not least is the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit which allows players to create an actual custom course and control a physical Kart. Available on Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite, the game allows up to four players in local multiplayer mode. Created with Velan Studios, the set is available in either Mario or Luigi variants. It will be available on October 16, 2020, at USD 99.99.
In-game events will also take place to other Nintendo games until March 31, 2021. This includes the appearance of the Super NES versions of Mario and Donkey Kong Jr. on Mario Kart Tour, a 35th anniversary-themed Ninji Speedruns course on the Super Mario Maker 2, a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online tournament featuring Super Mario series fighters, stages, and items; a Super Mario themed Splatfest coming to Splatoon 2, and Super Mario themed furniture available by March 2021 on Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
In addition to the celebration, many different Super Mario themed products will be hitting the stores this year like the PUMA RS-Dreamer Super Mario 64 sneakers, Monopoly Super Mario Celebration, Jenga Super Mario, It’s-a-Me, Mario action figure by Jakks Pacific, Black Milk Clothing inspired by Super Mario, and the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System.
For more information about all these games, products and events, visit the Super Mario 35th anniversary website.