A collection of three Super Mario 3D adventures was announced for Switch during today's Mario-themed Nintendo Direct. Super Mario 3D All-Stars collects Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy into a single release.
What features will Super Mario 3D All-Stars have?
According to Nintendo, Super Mario 3D All-Stars will feature "optimized versions" of the aforementioned three Mario 3D games. These optimizations will include enhanced graphical resolutions for all three games. They made their debuts on Nintendo 64, Gamecube, and Wii respectively, so they'll all be bumped up to a more modern visual standard. You can check out the trailer for Super Mario 3D All-Stars right here:
In addition to having better visuals, Nintendo says all three games have been "optimized for a smooth gameplay experience on Nintendo Switch". Presumably, this means control improvements rather than any significant gameplay changes. You'll also find a new in-game music player which will allow you to listen to the soundtracks for all three games, even while the screen is off and you're on the go.
Nintendo says Super Mario 3D All-Stars will launch as both a limited-run physical and digital edition on September 18th. It sounds like both versions will only be available for a limited time; Nintendo says they'll be on sale "until the end of March 2021". It's not clear what will happen to Super Mario 3D All-Stars after that. There's a possibility Nintendo will sell the games individually via the eShop, but it's equally possible these games won't be available after that time window. We'll bring you more on this as we get it.
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