This year marks the 35th anniversary of the ever-popular Super Mario franchise. Because of this, players have been expecting huge announcements from Nintendo ever since 2020 started. While most were pretty shocked when Paper Mario: The Origami King was revealed a few months ago, others were wishing game more inclined to the Super Mario title to celebrate the popular plumber’s 35th-year success.
Super Mario 3D Remastered delayed
These expectations come from a rumor which came out earlier this year that the Japanese gaming giant will release a 3D Super Mario Collection game before this year ends. According to the rumor, the collection will feature remastered editions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Super Mario Sunshine for the Nintendo Switch.
Based on the original leak, the collection was supposed to be revealed during Nintendo’s E3 showcase last June and will launch this September to go along with the Super Mario franchise’s actual anniversary.
However, the game looks like it got delayed most likely because of the global coronavirus pandemic. According to Nate the Hate, a reliable Nintendo leaker, the remastered collection might be released by Nintendo later this year, during the holiday season.
Super Mario 3D World coming to Switch
In addition, the leaker also revealed another leak about Super Mario 3D World coming to the Nintendo Switch. According to Nate the Hate, the game was originally scheduled to be released after the Super Mario 3D Collection in October or November. However, it looks like this will also get delayed and will probably have a January 2021 release window.
While all of this news are just hearsays, Nate the Hate has proven himself as a reliable source of Nintendo leaks in the past. He recently revealed concrete information on both the August Indie World Showcase as well as the recently concluded Nintendo Direct Mini. The recent leaks he just revealed looks like it lines up with another rumor that Nintendo fans could receive news about the 3D Super Mario Collection this week.
Players can just hope that news about the above-mentioned games will come sooner or later. Currently, Nintendo’s biggest game in the market for the holiday season is Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Partner this with a couple of upsetting Nintendo Direct Minis and it’s easy to understand why fans are disappointed with the current situation of their favorite gaming studio. Unless the Japanese giant comes up with a Nintendo Direct, fans may be welcoming a pretty empty holiday season.