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After what feels like several decades worth of rumours and speculation, Nintendo has finally confirmed that multiple classic Super Mario titles will be making their way to Nintendo Switch as part of the plumber's 30th anniversary celebrations.
While there's plenty to be excited about over the next few months, the real headline act is the announcement of Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Arriving on Switch September 18th, this collection will feature HD ports of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. An improved port of Wii U classic Super Mario 3D World will also be making its way to the console early next year.
Take a look at the full Nintendo Direct below, or via this link.
"Optimized versions of 3D Mario games Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy are coming to Nintendo Switch in one package," Nintendo writes in a press release.
"In addition to having higher resolutions than their original versions, the games have been optimized for a smooth gameplay experience on Nintendo Switch. Super Mario 3D All-Stars also includes an in-game music-player mode to play the music and songs from all three games. Players can also listen to music on their Nintendo Switch systems when the screen is off. A limited production of Super Mario 3D All-Stars launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on Sept. 18 and will be available until approximately March 31, 2021."
Meanwhile, the Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury port will include local and online co-op through all of the levels from the base game, as well as one or two new additions that Nintendo will talk more about at a later date.
Finally, Nintendo confirmed a handful of other exciting pieces of news. The SNES classic Super Mario All-Stars collection launches via Nintendo Switch online later today, and includes enhanced versions of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3. That's a pretty handsome package.
With everything that's happened so far this year, there was an awful lot of uncertainty as to whether Nintendo would be able to pull anything out in time for Mario's 35th Birthday, but... they nailed it. Truly, this is an incredibly exciting time to be a Super Mario fan.
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