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Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros all launching this year

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.”

The full video presentation can be viewed by visiting http://supermario35.com/Highlights of the video include the following:

  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars: Optimized versions of 3D Mario games Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy are coming to Nintendo Switch in one package. In addition to having higher resolutions than their original versions, the games have been optimized for a smooth gameplay experience on Nintendo Switch. Super Mario 3D All-Stars also includes an in-game music-player mode to play the music and songs from all three games. Players can also listen to music on their Nintendo Switch systems when the screen is off. A limited production of Super Mario 3D All-Stars launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on Sept. 18 and will be available until approximately March 31, 2021.
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit: Created in partnership with Velan Studios, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit brings the fun of the Mario Kart series into the real world by using a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite** system to race against opponents using a physical Kart. The physical Kart responds to boosts in-game and in the real world, stops when hit with an item and can be affected in different ways depending on the race. Players place gates to create a custom course layout in their home, where the only limit is their imagination. Race against Koopalings in Grand Prix, unlock a variety of course customizations and costumes for Mario or Luigi, and play with up to four players in local multiplayer mode.*** Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which is available in a Mario Set or Luigi Set, launches on Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $99.99.
  • Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.: This new collectable device is inspired by the original Game & Watch systems first released in 1980. The original handheld device included a game, and could also be used as a watch to tell time. The original Game & Watch series sold more than 43 million worldwide. Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. features a modern +Control Pad. In addition to playing classic games Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels(released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2) and a special version of Ball with a Mario makeover, Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. also functions as a clock, with 35 little touches to discover, including some guest appearances from Mario’s friends and foes. Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. launches on Nov. 13 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury: Multiplayer mayhem pounces onto Nintendo Switch! This enhanced Super Mario 3D World, which originally launched for the Wii U system, features co-op gameplay both online* and through local multiplayer in a variety of creative levels. Additional details about what new things this game has to offer will be revealed later. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury launches for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 12, 2021. New amiibo figures Cat Mario and Cat Peach will also be released at the same time as the game.
  • Super Mario Bros. 35: Welcome to Super Mario Bros. … with 35 players! In this competitive online battle game, 35 players will compete to be the last Mario standing … or running. Enemies defeated will be sent to other players’ courses, but that also works the other way around! Players can activate special items to try and outpace their opponents. Super Mario Bros. 35 launches on Oct. 1 as a digital-only game exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members.* The game will be playable until March 31, 2021.
  • Super Mario All-Stars: The classic Super NES game that includes upgraded versions of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3 with enhanced 16-bit graphics is joining the catalog of games available with Nintendo Switch Online … later today!*
  • Super Mario Events: From now until March 2021, there are many events to mark the 35th anniversary of Super Mario.
    • By completing Super Mario related missions on My Nintendo, fans will have an opportunity to earn rewards, including a special pin set. Pins are available while supplies last. This promotion lasts until March 31, 2021. Learn more by visiting the official website.
    • From Sept. 8 at 11 p.m. PT until Sept. 22 at 11 p.m. PT, Mario Kart Tour will have a Super Mario Kart Tour event, with special appearances by Mario (Super NES) and Donkey Kong Jr. (Super NES) from the original Super Mario Kart game.****
    • Historical Super Mario items and 35th anniversary-themed merchandise will be available for purchase at the Nintendo NY store and store.nintendo.com during the month of November.
    • A 35th anniversary-themed Ninji Speedruns course is coming to the Super Mario Maker 2 game in November.
    • Later this year, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will have an in-game online tournament using Super Mario series fighters, stages and items.
    • A Super Mario themed Splatfest is coming to Splatoon 2 in January 2021. Keychains will also be available as a My Nintendo reward closer to the Splatfest.***** In addition, physical Splatfest T-shirts will be available for purchase online later today. The upcoming Splatfest asks the important question: Which Super Mario power-up do you prefer? Supersize with a Super Mushroom or become invincible with a Super Star?
    • In March of next year, Super Mario themed furniture will be available in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game.
  • Super Mario Products: In addition to events, many different Super Mario themed products will be hitting store shelves this year.
    • The PUMA RS-Dreamer Super Mario 64 basketball shoes from our collaborative collection will launch tomorrow, Sept. 4. These shoes will be available exclusively at Foot Locker, Champs Sports, PUMA stores and Puma.com.
    • Monopoly Super Mario Celebration from Hasbro is now available at retailers worldwide.
    • Jenga Super Mario sets from Hasbro are now available at retailers worldwide.
    • The It’s-a-Me, Mario action figure from JAKKS Pacific is now available at retailers worldwide.
    • Black Milk Clothing inspired by Super Mario will be available at BlackMilkClothing.com starting at 5 p.m. ET on Oct. 5. A lookbook sneak peek will be available on Sept. 29.
    • The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System set is now available exclusively at LEGO stores and LEGO.com, with multiple LEGO Super Mario sets now available at retailers worldwide, including the Adventures with Mario Starter Course.

For more information about all these games, products and events, visit the Super Mario 35th anniversary website.

Source: Nintendo of America

48 comments

  1. 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.

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    1. I find it interesting you equate the map looking more “open” with the game adding “depth”. In my experience, the opposite is usually true. The more open the map, the more shallow the gameplay that happens inside it.

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  2. 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.

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      1. 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.

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      2. It’s a bit disappointing when comparing it to the other HD remakes made for other flagship platforming series like Crash and Spyro (which were lovingly remade visually, and for $40 as opposed to $60 for admittedly smaller games). This collection is less so HD remasters and more so putting three virtual console games (with widescreen and mostly HD) into one package at a higher price than they would be separately and limited time only.

        I’m excited to play these games on the Switch, but I am let down by the lack of effort on Nintendo’s part for this collection considering that it’s selling for $60. If it was $30 or $40 (or didn’t completely ignore Galaxy 2), I’d have no complaints.

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    1. If a game is already good why remaking it in HD?

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      1. I understand people wanting a better version of Mario 64 but since the game is already good I don’t see why it should be changed or improved. But there is a small improvement already in terms of resolution.

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      2. Now I get it. You wanted a SM64 with the multiplayer like the DS version. Yeah I agree with this.

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  3. 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.

    Clever nintendo as always

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    1. I mean at least be happy they didn’t seperate the 3, and add a $60 price tag to each not to mention your getting 3 games in 1, in buying terms this is the best way to get a physical version of super mario 64 and sunshine, seeing as gamecube/ 64 games cost around $80-$100, plus online service won’t be alive forever, nintendo will shut it down when the switch has reach its full potential, and they have a brand new system, so eventually you won’t even be able to play them anymore.

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      1. It’s terrible that we have to acknowledge that nintendo is capable of selling all three separately. Having them through the online service would transfer to their next console etc.

        You want an example of a bundle pack done right, look at crash and spyro remake (yes redone full blown remakes) trilogy for $40. Do I really need to explain this further.

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    2. “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.”

      You’re hard pressed to find a coherent argument for it not being a fair deal. A legal copy of Sunshine will run you $60 by itself, and then you need an HDMI solution for your gamecube. Its three games, so $20 a piece. That’s pretty in keeping with newly released modern ports from other publishers. Sure, they COULD release it for free to Nintendo online subs, they could also give it and 3 other games away for free with every Switch sold. That they don’t doesn’t make this any less of a fair deal.

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      1. These are straight ports, not even remade. When the likes of spyro and crash remakes exist I find it very hard to even consider your argument.

        Sony and microsoft sell their older games for $10 at most. And when fully remade they never make it to full retail pricing either.

        The only reason this flies with nintendo is because everyone is so filled with nostalgia for these mario games that their willing to call this a deal even though the most minimal amount of work have gone into this. But clearly it’s a losing argument if everybody finds a way to justify their own reasoning for accepting Nintendo’s greedy decisions.

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    3. Nostaglia really isn’t bait for this alot of people have never played sunshine, I never played sunshine, hopefully you aware that people who were born in the early 2000s, may have never gotten the chance to play through 64 all the way, or even pick up sunshine, majority of them are most likely going to pick this collection up as we were really only introduce to the galaxy series first and up, might be time to realize that not all of us weren’t born in 90s and had a way to play every single mario game, or even had the right equipment to hack and play a modified version, yeah I agree the games being a limit release is greedy and actually doesn’t have an excuse to what ever nintendo is going to say about it, but I’m defintely not going to say this isn’t a deal when they could price have price them $180.
      (ps please don’t read my comment in a rude way I’m not trying to be rude or anything just explaining my reasoning on the topic)

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  4. As of March 31th, user @unoclay said on the post regarding this bundle as a possibility:

    “I cant believe people are buying this, TBH. Why would Nintendo bundle games that they could sell separately? If this has any shred of truth, they’d sell them individually, over the course of months. Maybe sell as a discount if bought as a package (i.e. smash DLC packs) but if people think you’re going to get Galaxy, Sunshine, etc for the cost of a single game ($60) then Nintendo has been taken over by aliens and we’re truly in the end times.”

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  5. Huge disappointment, I thought the least they could do is remake Mario 64 (since there are people out there doing it with the source code)

    They didn’t even fix the aspect ratio… Nintendo always gets away with the bare minimum these days just because of the fanboys …

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    1. Yeah I saw it… I don’t like it. Tomorrow I have to go on a store to check if I canorder the physical edition of the game.

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      1. I really don’t understand the choice of making some games for limited time. Even that Mario 35th battle royale game is cool but Nintendo wanted to make it for a limited time.

        Nintendo makes good stuff but making it for a limited time isn’t really good imo.

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    1. What inevitable deal? The 3-pack is only being sold for a limited time with limited stock; there probably won’t *be* time to get a deal on it. This appears to include digital as well. Why digital copies will also only be available for a limited time I have no idea, but I don’t like it.

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  6. Im thinking of canceling my order. I have SM64 on My Wii U that console I still play. I have Galaxy 1 and 2 on my Wii and can use my Wii U. I have Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3 and DK64. I didnt care for Mario Sunshine. . So why do i need this $60 game if it is already playable on My Wii U. Had they remastered SM64 then I would play it.

    Suddenly the Wii U is more valuable and can prevent me from douboe dipping the ports.

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  7. I am
    looking at my Wii U collection. I have Tropical Freeze, Treasure Tracker, 3D World, MK8.

    If i do purchase the 35th Mario game, I have no reason to open it out the case.
    This is ridiculous.

    Only way Im buying Pikmin 3 and 3D world is if those extras Bowers Fury and Olimar and Louie Adventure is a lengthy game at least 20hrs.

    I already purchased all Pikmin 3 DLC

    And i alread have SM64 DS so I can play it on handheld or on.my TV..

    Wait I have SM64 on My N64 still. SM64DS and the game again on My Wii U.

    They trying to make me buy the same game 4 times?
    Im keeping my Wii U. It prevents me from buying the same game twice.

    So basically all i have to do is get duct tape and tape 3D World, SM64, Galaxy 1 and Galaxy 2 and say “Happy 35th Anniversary Mario”

    I didnt care about Sunshine. Maybe ill see if someone can cash app me and see if I can switch the address and take it to them. Hell ill just raise the price to $80 and sell it. Fuck it.

    And i dont care for Paper Mario Origami .

    That game is terrible.

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