Everything announced in the Super Mario Nintendo Direct

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Georgia Dixon
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September 04, 2020
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To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of Super Mario Bros. on the NES, Nintendo has announced a massive release of revamped and brand new Mario content in its latest Direct. There’s lots to unpack here, so get comfy.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

One of my all-time favourite gaming experiences is Super Mario 64, and if, like me, you’ve been missing Mario in all his 64-bit glory, you’ll be glad to hear he’s making a comeback.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars brings together three iconic Super Mario games: Super Mario 64, GameCube’s Super Mario Sunshine and the Wii’s Super Mario Galaxy. Each game looks just how you remember, albeit with increased resolution, 16:9 screen ratio and joy-con compatibility.

The revamped trio of games will be released in both physical and digital formats on 18 September, but there’s a slight catch - they’re only available until March 2021. Why? Your guess is as good as mine.

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Super Mario Bros. 35

If you’ve got a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, chances are you’ve played a game or two of Tetris 99. Well, Super Mario Bros. 35 takes the same battle royale-style format, pitting you against 34 other players in different levels of the iconic game. Expect classic graphics and 8-bit tunes that’ll transport you right back to 1985. It’s available from 1 October, but again, is only playable until the end of March 2021.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Wii U owners will likely remember the multiplayer platformer Super Mario 3D World, which is also getting a remastered version on the Switch, along with DLC Nintendo is calling “Bowser’s Fury”. You’ll have to wait a bit longer for this one though, with a release date of 12 February 2021.

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Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

In yet another blast from the past, Nintendo is releasing a limited edition Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. handheld gaming system. It’s been updated, of course, with a full-colour LCD, but it retains much of the same design and content from the original. You’ll find it in store for $79.95 from 13 November.

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Alongside their Super Mario releases, Nintendo is bringing the fun and chaos of Mario Kart into your home - literally - with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. Part remote-control karting, part video game, this quirky new title is set for a 16 October release with a price tag of $149.95.

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Georgia Dixon
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Georgia Dixon
Georgia Dixon has over seven years' experience writing about all things tech, entertainment and lifestyle, with bylines in TechLife magazine, 7NEWS and Stuff.co.nz. In her spare time, you'll find her playing games and daydreaming about good food, wine, and dogs.

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