Mario’s 35th Anniversary Direct News

Nintendo sneakily released the Direct we’ve been waiting for this morning. Go ahead and watch, I’ll wait.

It’s finally happened

The Direct showed what many leakers and rumor artists have floated around the internet for ALL of 2020 and hoped for way longer. Here’s your easy to consume list of announcements (preorders/details here):

  • Game & Watch Super Mario Bros – November 13th, 2020 (no preorders/price yet)
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – February 12, 2021 $60
  • Super Mario 35 – Nintendo Switch Online Exclusive – 10/1/20 until 3/31/21
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – 10/16/20; an AR game with physical toys (no preorders/price yet)
  • Super Mario All Stars – Available on Nintendo Switch Online TODAY
  • Super Mario 3D All Stars – September 18th, 2020; also limited physical release $60
  • Anniversary tournaments in multiple Nintendo titles
  • Physical Splatfest T-shirts FINALLY
  • More new Mario-licensed merch, including clothes, shoes, board games, etc.

What has excited you most from this announcement? I’ve been waiting almost twenty years for Super Mario Sunshine to have a sequel or re-release, so I am in the clouds right now over this confirmation. Despite the leaks, the excitement is still very real and I won’t be happy until that 3D All Stars case is in my hands!

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