It has been heavily rumored for so long, it almost seemed like it was just a pipedream. Surprisingly, in a random Direct reveal it was confirmed for the Switch. Super Mario 3D All-Stars will feature Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy in one little package. It will be made available as of September 18th but is only available for a limited time. Yes, in a bizarre move, Nintendo has limited the release until the celebration ends March 2021. This means it will be quite the hot commodity once it is released in a few weeks.
There is a bizarre lack of Super Mario Galaxy Sunshine 2. It makes to highlights the biggest mainline Super Mario games in one collection. Still strange, as the sequel to Galaxy only improved on the original to make it an even better experience overall. Still, this is a fantastic reveal and is a must-have for any Mario fans out there. It is also great to see them keeping the All-Stars branding that they haven’t used since the release of Super Mario All-Stars in 1993. That will also be made available for owners of Nintendo’s online subscription service.
In the Anniversary Direct, they did confirm the games will be playable in a higher resolution. Also, they have outfitted the games to also fit in the You can also play through the music from the game in an audio player mode. This was a trend that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate started, as the Switch can also be used as an audio player while on the go. Mario has been an icon for many generations and with Odyssey‘s recent success it is just the beginning. Here’s to another 35 years.