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It’s Real: Super Mario Bros. Anniversary 35th Direct

Nintendo has stealth dropped another massive direct today, this time focusing on Super Mario Bros. celebrating 35 years of games!

So what did we see today? Well, we saw a new Game & Watch is coming on November 13 which includes the original Super Mario Bros. and the Lost Levels. It also comes in full colour!

Next, Super Mario 3D World+Bowser’s Fury is arriving on Nintendo Switch with an expansion called Bowser’s Fury arriving later on February 12, 2021.

The surprises kept coming as Nintendo unveiled Super Mario Bros. 35, a new battle royale title for up to 35 players. You’ll compete against others as you defeat enemies and send them to other player’s courses (and vice versa). You’ll have to use item roulette and one of four strategies (Lowest Time, Random, Attackers, Most Coins) to outpace opponents. Super Mario Bros. 35 is an exclusive title available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers and s available on October 1, 2020.

Keeping momentum, Nintendo unveiled a new Mario Kart experience with real toys to create race tracks around your house. It’s called Mario Kart Live Home Circuit and it is launching on October 16, 2020.

Think Nintendo was done? They still have quite a bit to show! On Nintendo’s website, you can complete various tasks relating to the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. If you finish them, you can unlock an exclusive pin set until they run out. You have until March 31, 2021.

A themed track is coming to Mario Kart Tour, a themed course is coming to Super Mario Maker 2, a themed Splatfest is coming to Splatoon 2, keychains are available on MyNintendo Rewards, Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets themed furniture and more.

Puma is making themed shoes, Black Milk plan on releasing clothes this year, Hasbro is releasing themed Jenga and Monopoly, Jakks has a new doll, and of course, Lego has more courses coming!

Super Mario All-Stars is joining the SNES section for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers later today. Experience four classic Mario titles including Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario Bros., The Lost Levels which include upgraded audio and visuals.

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Phew! They’ve revealed quite a bit today! But here is one more announcement: a triple pack of games is coming out later this month. Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy arrive on September 18, 2020, on Nintendo Switch. This new bundle is called Super Mario 3D All-Stars and included higher resolutions, music from all three titles are included in a music player.

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