Several Super Mario Remasters Reportedly Coming To Nintendo Switch
Super Mario has a legacy unmatched by any other franchise in gaming, having been the flagship character across nearly every console Nintendo has ever put out. While fans can still play a good few of these titles with Nintendo Switch Online, many of Mario’s most popular titles still remain locked behind decades of unsupported platforms. In the wake of the company’s increasingly-digital future, it appears Big N may finally have plans to bring some of their most notable Super Mario games to current-gen.
As revealed in a recent report from VGC (H/T Prima Games), several inside sources have claimed that “most” of Mario’s three-and-a-half decade back catalog is due to be remastered and re-released for the Nintendo Switch. Out of several dozens of potential contenders, the outlet was unclear as to which games might make the cut, but the count is suggested to be sizable and set for release in celebration of the series’ 35th anniversary.
A follow-up report from Eurogamer corroborated this information, with their sources specifically naming popular Wii title Super Mario Galaxy as one of the likeliest contenders to re-release alongside “a couple of other 3D Mario favourites.” Additional correspondence from Gematsu backed up all this information, but the site suggested that HD remasters could also be on the way for Super Mario 64 from the N64 as well as Super Mario Sunshine from the GameCube.
If this wasn’t enough, yet another report from VentureBeat added an additional layer of intrigue to an already scrumptious series of developments. Their source posed the idea that Nintendo is cooking up a compilation of several 3D Mario games in a similar vein of classic SNES compilation Super Mario All-Stars. Alongside the aforementioned Galaxy, 64, and Sunshine, this collection would also include the sequel Super Mario Galaxy 2, with newer games like the Wii U’s 3D World “likely” getting their own standalone release for Switch.
With so many sites reaching similar conclusions in the same timeframe, it appears that fans can expect a truly memorable event for Mario’s 35th anniversary. Though this story has bit more legs than your run-of-the-mill rumor, all information about these supposed Super Mario remasters should still be regarded as speculation until officially confirmed by Nintendo. The company suggested as much in a follow-up statement to VGC, confirming they do “not comment on rumour and speculation.”
What do you think? Would you be interested in these classic Super Mario games coming to Nintendo Switch, or should they just add N64 games to Nintendo Switch Online already? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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