Monday, 28 Sep 2020

Three classic Mario games could be heading to Nintendo Switch ‘this year’

Earlier this year, we reported on a rumour that Nintendo was planning a lot of content to release to celebrate Mario's 35th anniversary.

That original rumour suggested that a slew of new Mario titles will be announced this year; ranging from a new Paper Mario game to remasters of older Mario titles.

Since that report was published, Nintendo has announced and released a new Paper Mario game – lending some credence to the rumour.

Both VGC and Eurogamer cite unnamed, unconfirmed sources that suggest "Nintendo Switch's first-party line-up for the rest of 2020 will be dominated by Mario games old and new, to coincide with the original Super Mario Bros.' 35th anniversary"

Now, a new source has come forward to offer some more information on what we could see from Nintendo this year.

In a now edited post over on specialist gaming forum ResetEra, the known insider revealed that Nintendo is planning to release multiple compilations featuring everyone's favourite Italian plumber.

According to the insider, the first compilation will include Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy.

Zippo suggests, rather than full-blown remakes, these games will simply be “slightly better looking” ports with widescreen support to fit with the Switch.

At least we'll get them in HD, though! “I think there might be a couple visual upgrades for models, but I think for the most part, it'll be more or less the original game in widescreen”, Zippo explained in a post further down the thread.

Nintendo has yet to reveal or announce any of this, so take it all with a pinch of salt for now, of course.

“I'm doing my best to level people's expectations. Some people are expecting a Mario 64 remake in the Odyssey engine, and that's not happening, lol," Zippo replied later in the thread.

Expect to hear more information from Nintendo soon.

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