Following on from the success of Tetris 99, Nintendo have crafted another unique sounding battle royale twist on a gaming classic. Super Mario Bros. 35 will see 35 players compete online to be the last Mario standing.
The game will be a free digital exclusive for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, launching on 1st October and available until 31st March 2021.
Almost exactly like Tetris 99, you see all the screens of the other people playing the game alongside your own. You’re playing independently, but can launch attacks at one another by sending the ghosts of defeated enemies to infest the courses that other people are playing. As with all battle royale games, the last player standing wins!
The announcement comes alongside the Super Mario 3D All-Stars remaster bundle, which remakes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy into a single package for Nintendo Switch to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros. There’s also Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Wrath coming in February, and Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a game that blends playing on Nintendo Switch with racing a physical kart in real life.
Then there’s Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., a collectable Game & Watch system inspired by the original Game & Watch featuring Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2) and a special version of Ballwith a Mario makeover. That’s coming in November.
Speaking of classics, Super Mario All-Stars will jumping into Nintendo Switch Online today, and there will be a Super Mario-themed Splatfest coming to Splatoon 2 in January. March 2021 will then see Animal Crossing: New Horizons play host to Super Mario-themed furniture.
Non-video games collaborations are also ramping up, with Monopoly Super Mario Celebration, Kinder Surprise Super Mario products, and the various LEGO Super Mario sets all out now.
In other words… there’s a lot of Super Mario stuff happening over the next six months!