Fans were hit with a lot of new Mario-related announcements during Nintendo’s surprise Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary direct. One of the major announcements that have both old and new fans excited is the release of a modern version of the classic Game & Watch handheld device. In honor of Super Mario’s 35th anniversary, this special edition Game & Watch will feature the Super Mario Bros game including Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels and a revamped Game & Watch: Ball that features Mario in place of Mr. Game & Watch.
Nintendo’s Game & Watch was first released in 1980 and was originally developed to be a portable device that could play games and could also be used as a watch to tell time. This modern reiteration will feature a redesigned +Control Pad and a full-color screen. It will also still offer a digital clock function with some fun little Mario touches being added to its design.
The Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. edition is expected to release on November 13th with a price tag of $49.99. We expect this to sell out fast, just as the NES classic did.