During last night’s Nintendo Direct livestream event, a collaboration between Super Mario and Animal Crossing New Horizons was revealed for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. The crossover is slated to arrive just a bit earlier than Animal Crossing New Horizons’ first anniversary and will include various costumes and items inspired by the classic Mario titles.
Animal Crossing New Horizons has become one of the most triumphant titles Nintendo offers, with more than 30 million copies sold during its first year in the market. Due to the game’s massive success, Animal Crossing has partnered with other big and popular brands, such as the makeup giant ColourPop, with which it released palettes and other cosmetic items inspired by a few of the characters in the game.
This time, Animal Crossing’s partnership with one of the most popular game franchises in history will include costumes for Peach, Luigi, and Mario. In addition, during the Nintendo Direct livestream, fans got to witness a sneak peek at other Mario Bros items including the iconic green pipe which has been one of the Super Mario Bros. games’ most iconic staples.
The stream also featured Mario Bros-inspired furniture, including the popular coins, a Thwomp that drops just as it does in the original Mario titles, flags, mushrooms, and even breakable blocks. There was also a preview of what the new items will cost, apparently ranging from 700 bells for a shell to 12,000 bells for the crown of Princess Peach.
The collaboration of Animal Crossing New Horizons and Super Mario will arrive on February 25. This event will occur right after the Mardi Gras event, which kicked off last February 15, called Festivale. Provided Animal Crossing New Horizons’s success, it is possible that there will be more exciting events in the next few months.
Hopefully, the upcoming Animal Crossing events will also feature interesting partnerships full of unique items to keep players engaged. The Super Mario collaboration will probably be a success among players, and it would not be a shock if the furniture and costumes were to accumulate the interest of collectors, just like items from past in-game events have.
In addition to the Animal Crossing New Horizons collaboration, Super Mario will continue dropping bombs for its 35th-anniversary festivities. Thus far, there have been a few time-limited game launches, such as Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and a myriad of collectible pins that players have been attempting to get their hands on, though some players have been out of luck for the pins.