Mario has come a long way since jumping on that first Goomba in World 1-1 of the original Super Mario Bros. game. Now, 35 years since the launch of that game in Japan, he is starring in new games on the Nintendo Switch system, lending his likeness to brands like LEGO, PUMA and Monopoly, and watching as fans battle it out using Super Mario power-ups in Splatoon 2.
In a new video presentation released today, Nintendo detailed several games, products and in-game events that are all arriving for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. This includes games new to the Nintendo Switch family of systems like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a collection of three Super Mario games of the modern era, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy; Super Mario Bros. 35, a 35-player online battle in the world of the original Super Mario Bros. game; and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, an enhanced version of the Super Mario 3D World game which originally launched on Wii U.
Additionally, the video revealed other Super Mario experiences launching this year, like Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which brings the fun of the Mario Kart series to the real world using the Nintendo Switch system to control a real-life, physical Kart; the launch of the classic Super NES game Super Mario All-Stars on Nintendo Switch Online later today*; and a new Nintendo product called Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., a mini gaming device inspired by the retro Game & Watch systems that plays the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and Ball games.
“We look forward to everyone joining us on a Mario journey 35 years in the making,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “We are marking this significant milestone with a wide variety of games and experiences that all generations of Mario fans, from here to the Mushroom Kingdom, can enjoy together.”
Everyone who didn’t believe the actual creditable leaks, must feel awkward and happy at the same time, so glad 3d world got some more added depth, bowser fury looks a bit more open world than a standard map, one of the most hype direct of the year if you ask me.
This is a dream come true! I’m so glad Super Mario 64 and Galaxy are coming to Switch finally!!
At this rate, I wonder if Nintendo is looking to make any more mainline Mario Kart games. Maybe we’ll have to settle for phone games and toys until next console generation.
Didn’t like those “available until”. Must be their way to increase demand.
Glad SM64 is back. Best game ever made.
Did they go all their way out not to mention Galaxy 2? Or was that just me?
I think it’s not too outlandish that some people expected this, seeing as Zelda has set a high bar in terms of remakes, and Nintendo handles both.
However getting 3 in 1 beats that out, imo (and is cheaper on us!). Though I personally have working copies of all 3 games, and have never played Galaxy 2 so this doesn’t hit the mark for me, whereas either a HD remake or including Galaxy 2 would have been an instant sale.
Because it wasn’t a part of the 3D All-Stars bundle, and Nintendo didn’t want people to start asking why.
Love them finally bringing some older 3d adventures but hate the full retail pricing, of course ppl will gobble this up so that’s why they continue pricing so heavily.
Instead of releasing them through nintendo online as they could easily do, they make it into a “pack” and charge everyone meaning nintendo online will most likely not include GameCube,wii,n64 games at this point if they can just release the games at full retail with no backlash. Next is the zelda pack. Metroid pack. Donkey kong pack. Etc.
really would love Mario 64 updated to the point Mario looks like the actual N64 CGI artwork for him from that era
World news – GB – Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros all launching this year