Nintendo released a Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct, and it announced Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which includes optimized versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury for Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Switch, a Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. device, and more.
There was a ton of incredible news for Mario fans, and we’ve gathered all of them below, including the full Direct you can watch for yourself!
Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario 3D All-Stars will gather together optimized versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy in one collection for the Nintendo Switch on September 18, 2020.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
Super Mario 3D World, which was released on the Wii U in 2013, will be released on Nintendo Switch on February 12, 2021. It also includes something called Bowser’s Fury, but Nintendo hasn’t quite revealed what that will end up being.
Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo will also be released alongside Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Created in partnership by Nintendo and Velan Studios, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit bring Mario Kart to the real world by letting players race through their own home in this AR experience. The physical kart responds to boosts in-game and stops when hit with an item. Players can create a custom course in their home and so much more.
Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.
Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. is a new collectable device is inspired by the original Game & Watch systems that were first released in the 1980s. This device will be able to play Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and a special version of Ball with a Mario makeover. Additionally, the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. will also function as a clock, with “35 little touches to discover. It will be released on November 13, 2020.
Super Mario Bros. 35 – A Mario Battle-Royale
Super Mario Bros. 35 features… well, 35 players and is a competitive online battle game that will challenge players with being the last Mario standing. Enemies that are defeated will be sent to other player’s courses, and vice-a-versa, and there will be special items around the maps that will hinder your opponents.
Super Mario Bros. 35 will be released as a digital-only game exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members on October 1, 2020. Nintendo has also stated it will only be playable until March 31, 2021.
Super Mario All-Stars to Be Released Today on Nintendo Switch
Super Mario All-Stars, which was originally released on the SNES in 1993, 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. It will now be made available on the Nintendo Switch… later today!!
Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary In-Game Celebrations
- From September 9-23, Mario Kart Tour will have a special Super Mario Kart Tour event, and it will feature special appearances by Mario (SNES) and Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) from the original Super Mario Kart.
- A 35th anniversary-themed Ninji Speedrun course will arrive in Super Mario Maker 2 in November
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will have an in-game online tournament using Super Mario series fighters, stages, and items in November and December.
- A Super Mario-themed Splatfest is coming to Splatoon 2 in January 2021 that asks the question, “Which Super Mario power-up do you prefer: supersize with a Super Mushroom or become invincible with a Super Star?” There will also be special keychains and t-shirts available as a My Nintendo reward closer to the Splatfest.
- In March 2020, Super Mario-themed furniture will be available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.