Pre-orders for a bundle with Cat Mario and Cat Peach are up on Amazon UK. Scheduled for release on February 12th 2021 (coinciding with the release of Super Mario 3D World for the Switch), the bundle will cost £29.99. Expect to see similar prices on other Western markets.
Good news for fans of Fortnite. Nintendo has just announced a special Fortnite themed Switch console. As of this writing, release has been confirmed on the 30th of October in Europe and on the 6th of November for Australia and New Zealand.
This set will include:
Nintendo Switch console with a unique Fortnite design on the back
Exclusive yellow Joy-Con (L) and blue Joy-Con (R)
Nintendo Switch dock with a unique Fortnite design
Wildcat Bundle download code, giving access to the Wildcat Outfit and two additional styles, a Sleek Strike Back Bling and two additional styles, and 2000 V-Bucks
In a surprise announcement Nintendo has just introduced a new Hyrule Warriors game. Set 100 years in the past in the world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this game lets you finally experience the events of the Great Calamity.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will release on the 20th of November 2020. And if you preorder it via the Nintendo eShop you get a Lucky Ladle that can be used as an in-game bonus weapon for Link.
Interesting to note is that the Nintendo website also mentions Amiibo compatibility, though these haven’t been further specified.
Lastly, Ejij Anouma (producer of the Legend of Zelda series) mentioned that work on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was ongoing, so there’s also that.
Mario’s star keeps rising! Amazon has just released their list of best selling games of 2020 (so far) and Super Mario 3D All-Stars is already in second place. This is amazing considering it’s only been announced less than a week ago.
Amazon Top 10 Best Selling Games of 2020
Animal Crossing New Horizons
Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
The Last of Us Part II
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Ring Fit Adventure
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Luigi’s Mansion 3
The game will release on the 18th of September 2020, but apparently pre orders have been streaming in. The fact that this game is only available for a limited time period (up to 31st of March 2021) might play a part in this.
The rumoured Mario Nintendo Direct hit and what a treat it was! In celebration of 35 years of Mario a lot of goodies are headed our way. In case you missed it, check out the Direct here below.
First up is the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. Set for a release on the 13th of November this special system will include Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, a digital clock and Ball (Mario version). The Super Mario Bros. levels can be experienced as single player or as a 2-player game (hand over the console to the second player). And on a fun note the digital clock is said to have 35 different animations!
Next up: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. This enhanced version of Super Mario 3D World will have improved gameplay features like playing using the gyro controls, all the characters running faster and being able to climb even higher using the Super Bell. Best of all local co-op with up to three players and on-line multiplayer!
Along with the release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury will be two new Amiibo figures: Cat Mario and Cat Peach.
Now an exclusive title for Nintendo Switch Online members, namely Super Mario Bros. 35. Like Tetris 99 you’ll be competing online against (in this case 34) other players. Fun feature: enemies you defeat end up on other player’s courses and theirs end up on yours! This game is playable for a limited time period from the 1st of October 2020 until the 31st of March, 2021.
Would you like to play Mario Kart in real-life? Well, have I got good news for you! Get ready for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit! Drive a real world Mario Kart that you control with your Nintendo Switch and have the kart’s on-board camera display on your Switch or your TV. Create a course in any shape you’d like and start racing. Racing for a release on the 16th of October will be two sets, one with Mario and one with Luigi.
Playable from now for Nintendo Switch Online members will be the Super Mario All-Stars Collection. Originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System way back in 1993. This bundle will feature Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels.
Continuing the All-Stars collections will be the new Super Mario 3D All-Stars. This bundle includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. All of which have been updated with HD graphics and joy-con controls. The soundtracks of all three games is included as well, boasting over 170 tracks to enjoy! Reader take note: set for a release on the 18th of September, this game can only be purchased until the 31st of March 2021. Alongside the digital version there will also be a limited physical release, so make sure you snag one before it disappears!
That was it! Are you feeling the hype train yet? Mario’s 35th anniversary is turning into a wonderful event and I can’t wait to play these games. Yes, I’m ignoring my backlog.