Nintendo to celebrate 35 years of Super Mario with remasters of games like Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy for the Nintendo Switch
Super Mario Bros. was a huge smash hit when it was released in 1985, with over 48 million copies sold worldwide. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the best-selling series, Nintendo is believed to be remastering much of the Super Mario franchise for enjoyment on the Nintendo Switch. There are over 30 titles in the series spread out over the various Nintendo systems, with more than 330 million copies of the games being sold altogether.
According to a report from VideoGamesChronicle (VGC), three titles have been confirmed as future remastered games for the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario 64 was launched with the Nintendo 64 console in 1996 and is often called one of the greatest games of all time. Super Mario Sunshine came out in 2002 originally for the GameCube and received rave reviews for its gameplay and graphics. Lastly, Super Mario Galaxy was made available on the Nintendo Wii in 2007 and currently holds a critical rating of 97 out of 100 on Metacritic.
It seems Nintendo wanted to unveil the remastered titles for the Nintendo Switch at E3 2020, but unfortunately that event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, apparently “most” of the Super Mario games will get a remaster treatment for the Switch, with VGC speculating that Nintendo could hold a Mario showcase online in June. A new Paper Mario game and an updated version of Super Mario 3D World are also apparently in the works.