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During a Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct last night, a whole slew of Mario related games were announced and revealed to celebrate the italian plumbers 35th birthday. The final and biggest announcements would have to be the reveal of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a collection of 3D Mario games being sold as one package on the Switch.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars combines 3 of the most beloved Mario games ever made – Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. The collection features slightly enhanced versions of these classic games and is set to release on Switch surprisingly soon too, with a September 18th release date revealed. You can check out the trailer below.
It’s incredibly exciting to see these classic games getting new life on the Switch. For any massive Mario fans who want to relive the nostalgia of these classic titles, or for any fans of 2017’s Super Mario Odyssey who are yet to experience the original 3D Mario games, this collection will be a no-brainer.
In a bizarre twist however, Nintendo have also stated that Super Mario 3D All-Stars will only be available until March 31st 2021, at which point they will no longer be available to purchase digitally or physically. It’s an odd decision and one that was given without reason, at least so far. Obviously there’s been a lot of speculation as to why this release is timed. Some believe the games will be split and sold separately after the date, others think they might be tying them in to some Switch Online offer. Ultimately however we won’t really know until Nintendo reveal more information.
Are you excited to jump back into the back catalogue of 3D Mario games?