Nintendo Drops A Surprise Super Mario-Themed Direct, Super Mario 3D All-Stars Coming This Month

Nintendo Drops A Surprise Super Mario-Themed Direct, Super Mario 3D All-Stars Coming This Month

Well folks, it’s happened! Nintendo has finally lifted the lid on the long-requested and long-rumoured Super Mario 3D All-Stars for Nintendo Switch in a Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct.

The collection, which includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy (Galaxy 2 is conspicuously absent), will release very soon on September 18. The collection’s release will be strangely limited, with a small physical production and digital availability only until March 2021. Exciting, but slightly strange news.

In the same direct, Nintendo also announced some other neat-looking Super Mario products like an honest-to-god Game and Watch coming November 13Super Mario 3D World coming next February 12 with brand-new content, an online multiplayer game called Super Mario 35, the augmented-reality Mario Kart Live (both in October) as well as a bunch of brand collaborations. Phew. Check it all out below:

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