[Update: 3/31]. Video Games Chronicle, who first broke the story, provided further clarification today about Nintendo’s plans. The outlet says its sources confirm VentureBeat’s report of a special anniversary Super Mario collection, of a more traditional Paper Mario game, and also that Nintendo plans to add more Super Mario titles to the Nintendo Switch online catalogue. Super Mario 3D World Deluxe is reportedly planned for a 2020 release with new content and levels as well.
The original story follows below.
Rumors have said this is a good year to be a fan of Nintendo’s mustachioed plumber, and a new report from Video Games Chronicle suggests that’s very true indeed. The report says that according to reliable sources, Super Mario remasters are coming. Nintendo is remastering almost every Super Mario game for the Nintendo Switch in honor of the series’ 35th anniversary.
What’s more, there are several brand-new Super Mario titles in the works, including a new Paper Mario game.
Of course, VGC didn’t name its sources, but the site has gained a reputation for not reporting on hearsay unless there’s some element of truth in it.
The report also says the announcement was originally planned to coincide with Super Nintendo World‘s opening, news about the Super Mario movie, and a big E3 2020 event. With E3 2020 cancelled, Nintendo is reportedly working on a different approach.
Nintendo declined to comment on these rumors when VGC approached the company, though, saying it “does not comment on rumor and speculation.”
It’s unclear which Super Mario titles would get the remaster treatment and which might be left out if this turns out to be true. However, Eurogamer recently added to the rumors. The site said its sources confirmed the VGC report, saying Super Mario Galaxy on Switch is one of the remastered titles, and Super Mario 3D World is getting the deluxe edition as well.
Gematsu also confirmed those long-lived Super Mario Sunshine HD rumors were true, and it plus Super Mario 64 remaster is coming to the Switch. Eurogamer corroborated this report too.
The original story is over on Video Games Chronicle. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Super Mario on Switch news as it develops.