Days after intense speculation as to whether we were going to hear any official announcement from Nintendo regarding literally anything, we finally have some news. Nintendo confirmed there will be a Super Mario 3D All-Stars for the Nintendo Switch.
Unfortunately, the All-Stars edition will only include the older 3D Mario Games: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Sunshine. Many people were speculating the 35th-anniversary collection was going to include a lot of the older games remastered for the Nintendo Switch. While we’re not getting a remastered Super Mario World, we are going to get the three 3D Mario games at a higher resolution. Not only will the games enjoy a higher resolution, but Super Mario Sunshine itself will be updated at a 16:9 aspect ratio. The word is still out on the physical release, but Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be available.
Unfortunately, for those hoping Super Mario Galaxy 2 was going to be included in this list, it doesn’t look like it made the gut. Keep in mind, these 3D titles are getting remastered for the Nintendo Switch. There’s not going to be any notable redesigns, nor are they complete remakes. They’re essentially Nintendo Switch ports with a higher resolution. At least this will make for smoother gameplay experience and introduce players to the 3D games who didn’t get to experience them before. Most likely, the bulk of the sales are going to be from those looking to make a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
However, if you want a copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, you’ll have to pick it up on September 18th, digitally, because it will only be available on the Nintendo Switch until the end of March 2021. Whether or not March 2021 indicates Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ physical release is still up for speculation, but you will need to act fast as it’s only available for a limited time.