Nintendo confirmed long-standing rumors on Thursday morning that a number of classic 3D Mario games will be moved to the Switch. As part of a video presentation to mark Mario’s 35th anniversary, the company announced Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a package of “higher resolution” ports for Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy with controls designed specifically for switch controllers.
While Super Mario 64 was previously simulated on Wii and Wii U virtual consoles (and heavily modified to re-release Nintendo DS when that system was launched), Mario 3D games were ported to HD-capable hardware for the first time. While Nintendo has not specifically confirmed which “higher resolution” it will support, Super Mario 64, in particular, seems to be clearer in the footage provided.
For the first time, Super Mario Sunshine will also be playable in widescreen format with an aspect ratio of 16: 9. All three games will have a soundtrack that can be played independently of the games or even with the Switch screen active, Nintendo says.
According to Nintendo, the new “All-Stars” package will be sold as a “limited production”. Digital and physical editions are only available for “approximately” $ 60 for an MSRP from September 18 through March 2021.
Nintendo announced a new port for Super Mario 3D World, an excellent four-player adventure that didn’t get enough attention on the Wii U. The Switch Port will feature a new online player mode and a brand new set of levels called Bowser’s Fury. It is expected to be released on February 12, 2021 for $ 60.