Super Mario Bros. launched 35 years ago, and Nintendo wants to celebrate that. The company revealed a number of announcements today to celebrate the plumber’s oncoming midlife crisis. This includes games like Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario 3D World Deluxe, but Nintendo didn’t stop with those.
In addition to major Switch releases, Nintendo is also bringing the original Super Mario All-Stars to Nintendo Switch Online. This will enable you to play that Super Nintendo compilation on the go. The publisher is also working with a variety of partners on licensed products. These include shoes from Puma and gamepads from peripheral manufacturers.
One of the more interesting announcements, however, is Super Mario Bros. 35. This is a Mario battle royale game that has players competing against other Marios to see who can live the longest. The game brings in elements of Tetris 99, including the option to send attacks against other opponents. Also like Tetris 99, Super Mario 35 is available exclusively as part of the Nintendo Switch Online service. That subscription program is $20 per year.
Nintendo is also licensing more toys. The highlight of these is remote-control augmented-reality Mario Kart toys with built-in cameras called Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. The company showed off Mario and Luigi karts that you can play using your phone to see obstacles, the course outline, and more. I want one … y’know, for my kids.