It’s 35 years since Super Mario Bros. bounced into our homes on Nintendo’s first console, so get ready to party like crazy!
A bunch of new Mario outings have been announced, with the biggest surprise not so much that Super Mario 3D All-Stars exists, but that it’s going to be with us in a couple of weeks.
The rumours around this compilation of updated Mario classics were super-strong, and fans wishes have almost entirely come true, with remastered Switch versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy all featuring. Maybe they’re saving Super Mario Galaxy 2 for another compilation?
Anyway, Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be available from September 18, and it may be worth getting in quick, as this is a limited release that will only be available until the end of March 2021. You can pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.
That’s not the only great news for Mario loving Switch people, as an update of the Wii U game Super Mario 3D World is slated for a February 12, 2021 release, complete with Bowser’s Fury extra. On the same date there will also be a two new amiibo package to collect, Cat Mario and Cat Peach. You can secure one with a pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.
Continuing the Mario frenzy, there’s a special game coming for Nintendo Switch Online members, Super Mario Bros. 35. It’s a competitive online battle game for up to 35 players that will launch on October 1 and be playable until the end of March, 2021. Meanwhile, Super Mario All-Stars from the Super Nintendo has also been added to the Nintendo Switch Online arsenal.
Nintendo have also announced the really cool looking Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which is basically a remote control car with camera on board that you control, with augmented reality via your Switch, as if playing the classic racer. You’ll set up a track with special gates, and then the physical kart will respond to boosts in-game and in the real world, and can be affected in different ways depending on the race. It’s set for an October 16 release in both Mario and Luigi flavours. You can pre-order both of them now at JB Hi-Fi. We SO can’t wait to get our hands on this one!
If all of the above isn’t enough, there will also be special Mario events taking place until March next year, including a new course for Super Mario Maker 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments, a Mario Splatfest in Splatoon 2, Mario themed Animal Crossing: New Horizons furniture and more.
Basically, if for some reason you don’t dig Mario, you may wish to find a cave to hide in for the next six months. As for us, we can’t wait!