Nintendo has announced that some classic Mario games will be coming to the Switch – but will only be available for a limited time.
Yep, fans will be able to get their hands on Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy – originally released on the Nintendo 64, GameCube and Wii, respectively – from this month.
Packaged together as Super Mario 3D All-Stars, the games have been given upgraded performance and graphics, and will be available from September 18.
However, only a limited number of physical copies will be released, and the digital version – which will be sold on the Switch eShop – will only be available until March 2021.
Still, this is no doubt exciting news considering the Switch has so far offered more limited backwards compatibility than Nintendo's previous few consoles.
The company revealed the exciting news during a Nintendo Direct broadcast today (September 3) as it marks the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario franchise.
Nintendo also revealed an upgraded version of the Wii U's Super Mario 3D World, called Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, for the Switch, which will be available on February 12, 2021.
On top of that is the multiplayer Super Mario Bros 35, which arrives from October 1 and will only be available digitally until March 2021.
Additionally, four classic Mario games, including Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, are available online now.
In short, it's a great day for Mario fans!
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