Nintendo has finally put rest to the dry-spell that has been the lack of first-party title announcements, something that has been held off in surplus ever since the Nintendo Direct Mini which took place back in March. Despite this, we’ve still received a couple first-party title announcements here and there, but nothing all that major considering how long it’s been since we’ve last received a full-length Nintendo Direct.
Fortunately, Nintendo surprised us all recently with a surprise Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct, which featured some upcoming special releases that are in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Super Mario franchise. Among the many different games that were revealed during the Direct, probably the most exciting reveal was the announcement of a Super Mario Bro’s All-Star 3D Collection for the Nintendo Switch. A all-in-one bundle featuring Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy! This announcement has without a doubt gotten many fans excited, as it’s been rumored for sometime that Nintendo has been planning on porting the past 3D Mario titles to the Switch, so it’s finally great to know that they’re on the way.
In addition to the 3D collection that’s on the way, Nintendo also revealed that the Wii U’s beloved “Super Mario 3D World” would also be heading to the Nintendo Switch, along with some additional content that is entitled “Bowers Fury”. While we didn’t receive any additional information regarding this new story content, it’s obvious that it will revolve around Bowser in one way or another.
While many have speculated in the past that if the 3D Super Mario Switch ports were real, they would likely release as a Holiday 2020 title; it turns out that we’ll be receiving one of them much sooner than later. The Super Mario 3D All-Star Collection will be releasing in just a couple of weeks on September 18th! With the port of Super Mario 3D World + Bowsers Fury heading to the system in February of 2021.