Happy Birthday Mario! 35th anniversary remake on the cards
Nintendo has yet to announce how exactly it plans to celebrate Super Mario’s 35th birthday, but rumours say that it’s not going to hold back.
Multiple reports suggest that it will remake some of the famous plumber’s back catalogue, including Paper Mario, and create all-new 3D versions of some of its more famous 2D side-scrollers including Super Mario 64.
Rumours have come in to the likes of VGC and Eurogamer, and now Jeff Grubb (who has become something of a Nintendo Rumour expert).
According to him, “For the remasters, our source is telling us that Nintendo is pursuing something like a Super Mario All-Stars 2 for the 3D Mario games. This would include Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and then Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.”
Long-time Nintendo leaker Sabi has corroberated some of this, saying that he believes Paper Mario will be back in 2020.
While this year marks the 35th anniversary, it is thought that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic might have caused Nintendo to push back its celebrations.
However, as more than 3 billion people self-isolate in their homes, there’s probably never been a better time for a little Super Mario.
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