If you’re a Nintendo fan the you may want to take a seat before reading this, because the exciting news has come in thick and fast relating to what we can expect for the Switch this year.
Multiple outlets have sources claiming that Nintendo has huge plans to remaster a slew of Mario titles for the Switch to coincide with the plumber’s 35th anniversary this year.
Eurogamer, VGC and Gematsu have all reported on source claims that a number of 3D entries into the Mario series are being remastered including Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 and the most exciting of all, Super Mario Sunshine (it’s a fact that Sunshine is the best 3D Mario game).
The rumour at this stage (which has been speculated on by a VentureBeat source) is that these remasters might be packaged together in a similar fashion to the Super Mario All-Stars collection that released on the SNES back in 1993 and then later re-released on the WII in 2010 that contained Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3 and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.
Like that wasn’t enough, there are also claims that Nintendo has a Paper Mario title in the works that’s akin more to the 64 and Gamecube classics and less like the…average Color Splash (which we gave a 5).
Joining the new Paper Mario will apparently be an updated version of the 3DS title Super Mario 3D Land, similar to how Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.
There is a lot to digest there, but keep in mind that none of it has been confirmed by Nintendo, so don’t get too excited just yet. In saying that, the thought of a remastered Sunshine is a dream come true personally, oh yeah yeah, don’t get too excited right.
Out of the rumoured games which excited you the most? Would you be down for a new Paper Mario? Let us know.