According to recent reports, Nintendo will be releasing most of their back catalogue of 3D Mario games to the Switch this year, as ‘Mario remasters’. This would coincide with the 35th anniversary of the character, VGC reports. Part of their original statement reads:
“As part of its anniversary celebrations, Nintendo will reveal plans to re-release most of Super Mario’s 35-year back catalogue this year, remastered for Nintendo Switch, VGC was told.”
Whilst there has been no official statement from Nintendo as of yet. We will apparently also see Super Mario 3D World and a new game in the Paper Mario series come to the Switch this year as well.
Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy will be getting the remaster treatment for this package. Although if they will come in the vein of the Super Mario All-Stars pack remains to be seen. VGC also report on how a version of 2013’s Super Mario 3D World will be a ‘deluxe’. With extra content added in. The Paper Mario game will apparently aim to be more in line with the Gamecube and N64 titles. Due to fan backlash with the 3DS and Wii U releases.
With E3’s cancellation, Nintendo will have to move their online presentation. They were originally to celebrate Mario’s anniversary there. When VGC reached out for comment as to the Mario celebration and rumours they replied:
[Nintendo] “does not comment on rumour and speculation.”
With the recent announcement of a Super Mario Lego set, a collaboration between Nintendo and Lego. It seems as though Nintendo may be gearing up to celebrate the red plumbers 35th anniversary. Keep it locked here to find out more.
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