Nintendo To Celebrate Super Mario Bros' 35th Anniversary In A Big Way

Yolanda Curtis
March 31, 2020

Per Video Game Chronicles, Mario's back catalog will be remastered and released for Switch this year - including the 1997 Super Mario 64, 2002 Super Mario Sunshine and 2007 Super Mario Galaxy.

For the remasters, our source is telling us that Nintendo is pursuing something like a Super Mario All-Stars 2 for the 3D Mario games.

The Super Mario franchise is now 35 years old, meaning it's provided countless hours of platforming joy to equally countless gamers around the world. Gematsu adds to this report, claiming that HD remasters for Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy are on the way. Its tropical island setting, Mario-as-villain dramatic stakes, and incredible variety of the F.L.U.D.D. water nozzle - hovering, spraying, or blasting into the sky alike - made for a truly joyful platforming game.

These games are set to be revealed alongside new details on both the Super Nintendo World theme park and the animated Super Mario movie, projects that Nintendo is working with Universal on.

Eurogamer also states that new Paper Mario is in fact "in the works" and that a deluxe edition of the Wii U's Super Mario 3D World will arrive on Switch with "an array of new levels".

Nintendo has been very quiet about their lineup for the remainder of the year. For the record, he's the same guy who said we'd be getting two Nintendo presentations on certain dates this month, and we did.

It looks like Nintendo Switch owners are in for more treat this 2020, that is if recent rumors are to be believed.

The original reveal of this Super Mario 35th anniversary bonanza allegedly planned to include physical events at E3 2020, but obviously that can't happen.

VideoGamesChronicle (VGC) has been informed of Nintendo's plans by "multiple sources". Beyond these exciting Switch remasters, we're also expected to get a new Paper Mario in 2020. The first Super Mario Bros. was first released back in 1985 for the NES. He now resides in NY writing for BGR.

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