The rumours are true! For weeks now there has been talk about Nintendo bringing certain plumber properties to the Nintendo Switch. They’ve already set a precedent with the likes of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze and Super Mario Bros. Wii U Deluxe.
All three of those games didn’t get enough attention at their original releases; with new lives on Nintendo’s portable console, it can mean a whole new series for a formerly-forgotten game. But it isn’t enough to just have them. The games have to be worth playing again, and nobody can deny Nintendo that.
It helps they don’t have to tweak much to begin with. Now, Nintendo has announced the newest old game(s) to release for the system– as Nintendo has confirmed the release of Super Mario 3D All Stars.
Included in this conglomeration are Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. Now, keep in mind that this is Nintendo, and therefore it isn’t without some caveats. For example, there is no Super Mario Galaxy 2. Why is that? Well, Nintendo. Also, there won’t be any sort of graphical upgrades or changes made to the games.
They’ll be ports, but they will have what people have come to expect from most re-releases: higher resolution. There will also be changes to the controls for Super Mario Galaxy, as that was a Wii game and used motion controls.
However the big news is the purported “limited production”. Super Mario 3D All Stars will be available both digitally and physically with both versions only available starting September 18th and running until the end of March 2021. What happens afterwards is anyone’s guess.
If downloaded digitally and deleted, you will still have access by re-downloading, Nintendo confirms on its site. It will cost $60 USD, and will also feature a soundtrack that can be played without loading up any of the games.
While it isn’t a huge surprise, what with Nintendo’s record and the swirling rumours, their plan for it is. Not only does it release almost immediately, it will only be available for roughly 6 months. It’s bizarre, even for them. So while Nintendo confirmed Super Mario 3D All Stars, it will have an asterisk next to the release. Make sure you get a copy!
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