It has been known for a while that Nintendo was looking to bring Super Mario 3D World from the Wii U to the Nintendo Switch. Players who never got an opportunity to play the 3D Mario entry will get a chance starting on February 12, Nintendo made the announcement in a trailer it released.
Super Mario 3D World on Switch isn’t just a port but an expanded adventure on the original Wii U adventure, which will include a new add-on called ‘Bowser’s Fury’.
Mario teams up with an unlikely ally, Bowser Jr. in a new adventure to take on Bowser who “has become gargantuan and lost all control” of himself. To quell his anger Mario becomes a giant kaiju Cat Mario to take on the Calamity Ganon-looking Bowser.
In anticipation of the release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Nintendo is also releasing a special edition Mario Red & Blue Nintendo Switch on February 12 at a suggested retail price of $399.99. It includes red Joy-Con controllers with blue straps, a blue Joy-Con grip, a red Nintendo Switch dock and a red Nintendo Switch system – making this the first time the Nintendo Switch system itself will be available in a new colour! It will also include a stylized Mario Red & Blue Edition Carrying Case and a screen protector to help protect the Nintendo Switch system when travelling through Warp Pipes or anywhere else life’s adventures may lead.
Nintendo will also release two new amiibo figures alongside the release, Cat Mario and Cat Peach, with both figures offering“in-game enhancements” for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury players.