Those responsible at Nintendo have once again confirmed that all games and products that were released as part of the 35th anniversary of Super Mario will no longer be available after March 31, 2021.
One of the titles affected is Super Mario 3D All-Stars. The collection with previous classics like Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy has been available for Nintendo Switch since September. With the end of the festivities on March 31st, the game will disappear from the Nintendo eShop. Thereafter, only remnants of the physical version will be available in retail outlets. There are no longer any new copies either. In addition to the collection, Nintendo will remove other things.
This also includes Super Mario 35, which is currently available free of charge to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Here the servers are shut down at the end of the month. The new edition of the Game & Watch is also no longer produced. If you want to secure a copy, you will soon also have to rely on the remaining stocks in retail.
In one interview With Doug Bowser (President of Nintendo of America), the Nintendo boss made it clear that this strategy is an exception to celebrate the birthday of Super Mario in a more unique way. Doug Bowser has not revealed whether the games will return someday. In addition to the Mario content, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light will also disappear from the eShop on March 31st.
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