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Three classic Super Mario games are heading to the Nintendo Switch to celebrate 35 years since the franchise launched in Japan.
Nintendo revealed in a Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct presentation on Thursday that Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy will be updated with high-resolution visuals and Joy Con compatibility and included in a collection dubbed All-Stars.
“We look forward to everyone joining us on a Mario journey 35 years in the making,” Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said in a statement. “We are marking this significant milestone with a wide variety of games and experiences that all generations of Mario fans, from here to the Mushroom Kingdom, can enjoy together.”
Super Mario 3D All-Stars launches Sept. 18. In addition, Super Mario Bros. 35 — an online battle game for 35 players — and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury — an enhanced version of the Super Mario 3D World game that originally launched on Wii U — will arrive on the Switch.
Also shared Thursday was Velan Studios’ partnership with Nintendo for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a mixed reality game that combines a camera-enabled physical kart and course gate markers to transform a gaming space into a real track.
“We invented the initial mixed reality hardware and game prototype to really nail the exhilaration of racing in the real world with the play and feel of a video game,” said Karthik Bala, CEO of Velan, in a statement. “We showed the experience to Nintendo and were thrilled they saw its potential.”
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit launches Oct. 16.
View Nintendo’s 35th Anniversary Direct video below, which includes information on the classic games as well as Home Circuit and more.
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