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Nintendo Is Reportedly Planning On Remastering Classic Super Mario Games

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Nintendo Is Reportedly Planning On Remastering Classic Super Mario Games

New reports have claimed that Nintendo is reportedly working on remastering several classic Mario games.

A report from Video Games Chronicle (VGC) this week suggested that Nintendo is celebrating Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary by releasing several remasters of classic Mario video games.

According to VGC, multiple sources told the news outlet that Nintendo is planning on holding an event to coincide with the franchise’s anniversary this year. As part of the event, Nintendo will reportedly reveal plans to release remastered versions almost all of Super Mario’s games for the Switch.

Eurogamer later reported that some of the games that will be remastered will include 1992’s Super Mario World and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, 1997’s Super Mario 64, 2002’s Super Mario Sunshine, 2006’s New Super Mario Bros., 2007’s Super Mario Galaxy, 2009’s New Super Mario Bros. on the Wii, 2010’s Super Mario Galaxy 2, 2011’s Super Mario 3D Land, and 2012’s New Super Mario Bros. 2.

VGC also reports that Nintendo will release two new titles this year including a Deluxe version of 2013’s Super Mario 3D World with new levels as well as a fresh instalment in the Paper Mario franchise.

The Super Mario anniversary was originally going to take place as a physical event at E3 2020 in July. After the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, Nintendo decided to change their plans. When approached for comment over the rumours, VGC claims that Nintendo said it doesn’t “comment on rumour and speculation.”

Other Nintendo Announcements

The anniversary will reportedly be revealed alongside an announcement of Nintendo’s new partnership with Universal and the two firms’ Super Nintendo World theme park and their animated Super Mario film.

The theme park was scheduled to open this summer at Universal Studios Japan, just one year after the tech giant opened its Nintendo Tokyo. Additional theme parks are planned for Universal Studios Hollywood and  Universal’s Epic Universe. However, many have speculated that the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak may delay the opening of the new parks.

Meanwhile, it’s been reported that the price of the Nintendo Switch has surged due to a mass shortage amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Gamespot reported this week that users across the US are struggling to find stock of the original Nintendo Switch.

A spokesperson for Nintendo confirmed the stock shortage in a statement to Gamespot saying: “Nintendo Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the U.S., but more systems are on the way. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

Players in the UK faced a similar issue earlier this year when people across the nation claimed they struggled to find any stock of the original console throughout January and February. Stock for the Switch has dwindled again amid the pandemic, and it’s currently unknown when more stock will arrive.

Image credit: Nintendo

Fabio writes news and entertainment articles. Ranging from basic news to articles on film, television, gaming, and technology.

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