Here are all the Nintendo Direct details — from release dates, to game announcements, trailers and more
Get ready for all the Mario you can handle.
Nintendo presented a surprise Nintendo Direct Thursday to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of the original Super Mario Bros. game. The event included the official announcement of a collection of Mario games for Nintendo Switch that has long been rumored.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. The games will be presented in HD with higher resolutions and 16:9 screen ratios. The games will be compatible with two Joy-Con controllers and the collection will feature a music player mode where fans can jam to all their favorite Mario-themed tunes.
3D All-Stars will be available Sept. 18, 2020 and will include all three games on a single Nintendo Switch cartridge for $59.99. The game’s retail and digital editions will be available for a limited run through March, 31, 2021, so be sure to get those pre-orders in soon.
Additionally, Super Mario 3D World is coming to Nintendo Switch. 3D World originally released in 2013 for Wii U and is the sequel to 2011 3DS title Super Mario 3D Land.
Similar to other Wii U ports for Nintendo Switch, 3D World will include new gameplay in the form of Bowser’s Fury. Nintendo didn’t offer much in the way of details on Bowser’s Fury aside from a short teaser, but with the game launching Feb. 12, 2021, there’s plenty of time for more to be revealed.
Nintendo later announced via Twitter that two Super Mario 3D World Amiibo are coming. Cat Mario and Cat Peach will be available the day the game releases and retail for $15.99 each.
Along with those two major announcements, Nintendo announced a whole host of news related to the celebration of Super Mario Bros.’s 35th anniversary. We’ve compiled a detailed list of the other announcements and news from the Nintendo Direct below.
You may also watch a replay of the Direct via Nintendo’s YouTube channel or in our embed at the end of this story.
Nintendo wrapped up the Nintendo Direct by pointing out that following the release of all of these upcoming games, a large majority of Mario titles will be playable on Nintendo Switch.
Those titles include Super Mario Bros. (NES), Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES), Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES), Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels (SNES), Super Mario World (SNES), Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64), Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube), Super Mario Galaxy (Wii), New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U), Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) and, of course, the Switch title Super Mario Odyssey.
Additionally, Mario-related titles playable on Switch include Mario Bros. (NES), NES Open Tournament Golf (NES), Dr. Mario (NES), Super Mario Kart (NES), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (originally on Wii U), Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Mario Tennis Aces, Super Mario Party, Super Mario Maker 2, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Paper Mario Origami King and for a limited run Super Mario Bros. 35.
When all are released, Switch will feature 23 Mario-related games in total. That’s a lot of Mario games!
“We hope you’ll take this opportunity to play each and every one of them,” the Nintendo Direct narrator said after showing a graphic listing the games.
Noticeably missing from the list of Mario titles playable on Switch is Super Mario Galaxy 2, which was not mentioned at all. It’ll be interesting to see if Nintendo has plans to bring that to the platform in the future.
Following the Direct, Nintendo took a look back at the last 35 years of Super Mario in a video package, which is also a part of the video below.
Other announcements in the 12-minute and 16-second (not including the “look back” video package) Nintendo Direct, which you can watch below, include the following:
- A special edition Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch system
- Play Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels.
- Like all Game & Watch products, it includes a clock and 35 “little touches to discover.”
- Updated version of “Game & Watch: Ball”
- Features a full-color LCD screen.
- Available Nov. 13. and will retail for $49.99.
- Super Mario All-Stars
- Original SNES remastered collection of Super Mario Bros. 1, 2 and 3 as well as the Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels (original Super Mario Bros. 2) is now available on Nintendo Switch Online’s SNES collection.
- Super Mario Bros. 35
- Similar to Tetris 99, Super Mario Bros. 35 is an online battle royal game set in the original Super Mario Bros. universe.
- Compete against 34 other players, send enemies you defeat to other players’ courses, and “keep going until you’re the last Mario standing.”
- Exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
- Available Oct. 1 and playable until March 31, 2021.
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
- Augmented Reality Mario Kart game where you set up a track in your living room and play it in the game via Nintendo Switch.
- Remote-controlled Mario Kart toys drive around your course. They’re equipped with a camera and send a feed of the room and the race to the Switch while you compete against in-game opponents on the race track, complete with powerups and all the Mario Kart madness we’ve come to know and love.
- Uses Labo-like cardboard construction pieces for checkpoints/track markers.
- Coming Oct. 16, 2020.
- Available as a Mario set and as a Luigi set for $99.99 each.
- 35th anniversary events through March 2021
- Complete My Nintendo rewards missions Sept. 3, 2020 – March 31, 2021 to collect a set of Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary pins. More information can be found here.
- A Mario Kart Tour event will start Sept. 8, 2020 at 11 p.m.
- 35th Anniversary merchandise will be available to purchase at the Nintendo New York store and store.nintendo.com.
- A 35th Anniversary-themed speed runs course will be featured in Super Mario Maker 2 in November 2020.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will host an in-game online tournament later this year.
- A Super Mario-themed Splat Battle is coming to Splatoon 2 in January 2021. Keychains will be rewards through My Nintendo “closer to the Splat Fest” and Splat Fest merchandise will be available for purchase online.
- Animal Crossing New Horizons will receive Super Mario furniture in March 2021.
- New Super Mario products
- RS-Dreamer Super Mario 64 shoes – Sept. 4, 2020.
- BlackMilk Super Mario clothing available Sept. 29, 2020.
- Super Mario Celebration Monopoly and Jenga available now.
- Jakks Pacific Super Mario doll available now.
- LEGO Mario sets available now.
For more information on all of the announcements and products shown by Nintendo, the company has set up a website at supermario35.com.