I didn’t really think too much of it, but some people were curious as to why Nintendo would release Super Mario Maker on September 11th. As you might expect, there’s nothing bad-natured from the Kyoto based company regarding why they are releasing Super Mario Maker on that date. Nintendo representative Julie Gagnon says that the original Super Mario Bros for the Nintendo Entertainment system was released in Japan back in September 13th, 1985. She then went on to explain that the 11th of September was the closest Friday that would commemorate the 30th anniversary.
“Nintendo is really respectful of this date, but the thing is that when we launched Super Mario Bros back in 1985, it was September 13th. And, as we have worked with retailers on Friday as a launch day, the date worked out as Friday, September 11th for this year.”