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by Rachel Kaser
Nintendo today revealed in a special Direct that itâ????s celebrating the 35th anniversary of the firstÂ Super MarioÂ game. Itâ????s doing so by packaging several of its old classics in a special anthology calledÂ Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Itâ????s also releasing one of the Wii Uâ????s MarioÂ titles, and weâ????ll also get an (official)Â MarioÂ battle royale. All in all, a great haul for Nintendo fans.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a compilation of three extremely popularÂ MarioÂ titles from the fifth, sixth, and seventh console generations: namely,Â Super Mario 64,Â Super Mario Sunshine, andÂ Super Mario Galaxy. The name recallsÂ Super Mario All-Stars, a SNES-era compilation of the first threeÂ Super Mario Bros games andÂ The Lost Levels. Given that compilation contained four games, Iâm surprised 3D All-StarsÂ couldnât slip Super Mario Galaxy 2Â in there, too. But I guess I shouldnât be greedy. By the way,Â Super Mario All-Stars is now also now on Switch as well, as of today.
So yeah, it turns out the rumors are true. Weâd heard earlier this year Nintendo was planning to revive some of its older properties to celebrate the anniversary â specifically, we heard it was re-releasing those three games. At the time, I said that because the world was looking grimmer by the day, I was willing to accept Nintendoâs offering of older games. Ordinarily, Nintendo offering me bunch of repackaged classics in lieu of, say,Â Bayonetta 3 orÂ Breath of the Wild 2Â would have me very cranky, but given what 2020 has been like in the six months since I wrote that article, I donât think Iâm alone in saying, âYes, please, I will take all the joyful, colorfulÂ MarioÂ games you can give me.â
In addition to the anthology, Nintendo is also re-releasing Super Mario 3D World, that oneÂ MarioÂ game for the Wii U you might remember for being the one where Mario and his family wear fuzzy catsuits.Â Make that yet another Wii U game on the Switch. Nintendo really does intend to wipe any need for that console off the face of the earth. This version has the same title as the original, withÂ Bowserâs Fury added at the end, which appears to indicate weâll get some kind of expansion pack based around you-know-who. Nintendo hasnât thus far revealed much about it.
The final notableÂ MarioÂ announcement Nintendo made wasÂ Super Mario Bros 35, a 2D battle royale in which 35 players race to the finish line, using various tools, and sabotaging other players by sending enemies you defeat to their levels. If youâre having flashbacks to that oneÂ MarioÂ fan game in which a bunch of people playing as Mario battled it out in a race to the finish line, then youâre not the only one. Still, the games arenât completely similar â Nintendoâs official battle royale has each player alone on their level, but playing simultaneously against others. If that sounds confusing, hereâs the gameplay video:
SMB 35 will only be available for a short time to Switch Online subscribers. Specifically, itâll launch on October 1, and will be playable until March 31 next year.
Super Mario 3D All-StarsÂ comes out on Switch on September 18, whileÂ Super Mario 3D World + Bowserâs Fury will release February 12 next year.
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