Nintendo announces Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy remasters and a host of other games at Super Mario Bros 35th Anniversary Direct
Nintendo has lifted the lid on multiple remasters that are headed to the Nintendo Switch. As expected, Nintendo will be releasing Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy for the Switch. The three games will be released as one package under the Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which will be available from September 18. According to Nintendo, the three games have been optimised for the Switch and will play at higher resolutions than their original versions. However, Super Mario 3D All-Stars will only be available to purchase until March 31, 2021.
Nintendo has revitalised Super Mario All-Stars too, which the company originally released on the SNES. The bundle includes Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels. All have been upgraded to 16-bit graphics and will join Nintendo Switch Online from today. The online platform will also host Super Bros 35, which is effectively a battle royale through various maps. The game will be playable from October 1 to March 31, 2021.
The nostalgia does not end there. Nintendo has also announced the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros edition. The handheld console comes with Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels and Game & Watch: Ball pre-installed. Nintendo has included a D-pad, called the + Control Pad by the company, and should last up to 8 hours between charges. Nintendo has included a USB Type-C port for charging, for reference. The new Game & Watch measures 67 x 112 x 12.5 mm and weighs just 68 g. The Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros edition will be available from November 13 for US$49.99.
Nintendo is bringing Super Mario 3D World to the Nintendo Switch, too. The company originally released the game on the Wii U in 2013, but the Nintendo Switch will feature an expansion called Bowser's Fury. Nintendo may have announced the game today, but it will not be available until February 12, 2021. Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo figurines will be released alongside the launch of the game, too.
Finally, Nintendo has unveiled Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a mixed reality game for the Nintendo Switch. The game is based around Mario and Luigi-themed RC cars that have built-in cameras. These can be driven around courses that you have created at home, with the races beamed to your Nintendo Switch. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit launches on October 16 for US$99.99.