This 2020, Nintendo is celebrating the 35th anniversary of one of the most iconic video game franchise to date, Super Mario Bros. And with that, it seems the company is planning something quite big to commemorate this occasion: remastered versions of some of the classic Super Mario Bros. games.
Just three months into 2020, Mario and its cast of lovable characters have already appeared on different collaborations with different brands like Lego and Levi’s. And while Mario is perfect on clothes or as toys, Nintendo is bringing the character back to his roots by supposedly having more Super Mario games in the pipeline. This includes the aforementioned remaster of the classic games.
Currently, some of the Super Mario games can be accessed on the NES and SNES library provided for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Video Games Chronicles reported that some of the titles being remastered include the 1997 Super Mario 64, 2002 Super Mario Sunshine, and 2007 Super Mario Galaxy. Eurogamer adds that there are other new Mario titles in the works which include a new Paper Mario as well as a Deluxe version of Super Mario 3D World with new levels.
The reveal for the Super Mario 35th Anniversary was initially planned for E3 in June. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has already been canceled. This may lead Nintendo to instead opt for an online launch or presentation.