Nintendo let loose a new Direct that celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Mario with a whole lot of games to keep us busy for the next 35 years. I'm not going to cover everything but I'll point to the highlights.

New Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch

Nintendo is releasing a new Game & Watch handheld where you can play the original Super Mario Bros. + Lost Levels and a bit more. The Game & Watch will be released November 13th and they haven't mentioned a price yet or provided the ability to pre-order. This is Nintendo really focusing on collector bait and I think i'll take the hook. A handheld that plays two games? Sure, why not.

I wonder if this will be a sort of test for a possible Gameboy Classic release?

Super Mario 3D All Stars is Coming For A Little While

"Play three classic games at home or on the go—all in one package on the Nintendo Switch system! Jump into paintings in Super Mario 64, clean up paint-like goop in Super Mario Sunshine, and fly from planet to planet in Super Mario Galaxy."

I'm extremely interested in picking up these three classic games on Switch and as soon as I could pre-order it I did. That said it looks like the ability to buy it will be time limited both physically and digitally. I'm not sure this is a huge deal, but some have noted that this creates a more hyped launch and forced scarcity. Which seems like the point entirely which I'm not entirely sure I mind. What do you think?

Super Mario 3D World + Bowsers Fury Drops Feb of 2021

This might make one of the most anticipated Wii U ports coming to Switch that will finally launch February of 2021. It would have been great to just get the port on Switch BUT Nintendo decided to add another, what looks like add-on called Bowsers Fury. I'm not sure if this game is after the main campaign or happens as part of it? Regardless I'm going to get this the day it comes out.

Mario All Stars Comes to Super Nintendo Online

I have Mario All Stars on the Super Nintendo and bringing this to the Super Nintendo Online is a huge win for folks that want to play this on Switch. It should have come to the Super Nintendo Classic but this will do.

What interested you in this direct? Are you getting all the Mario things or are you a bit plumbered out for now?

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