Sources: Nintendo Plans to Release Old and New Mario Games on the Switch in 2020 for 35th Anniversary

Sources: Nintendo Plans to Release Old and New Mario Games on the Switch in 2020 for 35th Anniversary - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 May 2020 / 3,109 Views

Nintendo has big plans for the 35th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros., according to sources who have spoken with Eurogamer and VideoGamesChronicle. The Nintendo Switch first-party lineup for the rest of 2020 will be dominated by old and new Mario games. 

The sources say that Nintendo "plans to re-release most of Super Mario’s 35-year back catalogue this year, remastered for Nintendo Switch," as well as releasing "several other Mario titles in 2020, including a new installment in the Paper Mario series."

The sources also mentioned a remaster of Super Mario Galaxy is in development, alongside other 3D Mario games and a deluxe version of Super Mario 3D World with new levels.

The plans are set to be announced alongside new details of the Super Nintendo World theme park at Universal and the upcoming animated Super Mario movie.

Nintendo had originally planned to make the announcement at E3 2020 in June, however, the expo has been cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Nintendo is now looking into a new plan to make the announcement. 

Nintendo had last celebrated a Mario anniversary for the series' 30th anniversary in 2015 with events, two 8-bit Mario amiibos, Super Mario Hot Wheels, and more. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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JWeinCom (on 30 March 2020)

If the second half is dominated by one franchise, it may make sense why so little has been announced for the back half of the year. In this context, one big blowout announcement makes more sense.

trunkswd (on 30 March 2020)

Agreed. Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, Mario Galaxy and Mario 3D World all getting a remake/remaster over the next year would be huge. I'd buy them all.

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JWeinCom (on 30 March 2020)

Again I generally dislike remakes but these are some of my favorite games ever... If they're each released at 60 bucks, I can't imagine buying them all. If they're 20-30 each, or better yet, released as 3D All Stars style collection though, I'm down.

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trunkswd (on 30 March 2020)

3D All Stars! That is a great idea. But this is Nintendo now. I expect them to be released separately. Mario Galaxy will likely include both games and be $60. I also expect 3D Mario World Deluxe Edition to be $60. Mario 64 or Mario Sunshine? I'm not so sure on those.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 30 March 2020)

I can see them bundling Mario 64 and Sunshine for $60 as well. Or just releasing them digitally for $30 each.

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Bandorr (on 30 March 2020)

3D all stars would be too much for remakes. SNES had an all stars games right? That just bundled them not remake them.
64, Galaxy 1 and 2, sunshine AND 3d world - all remade? 5 remake games all combined would be insane. But also unlike any company.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 30 March 2020)

@Bandorr 3D World will probably be released separately as a Deluxe version, especially if it has new levels. So if they did release a 3D All Stars, it would most likely have 4 games. Maybe they will just be remasters instead of remakes.

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Bandorr (on 30 March 2020)

" a deluxe version of Super Mario 3D World with new levels." yesssssss. I didn't feel like grinding out everything on the wii U. But the switch is perfect for that.

Hynad (on 30 March 2020)

Sunshine HD, Galaxy (1-2) HD and 3D World HD, Please. Also... Release the Metroid Prime Trilogy HD while you're at it. Thank you.

SuperNintend0rk (on 30 March 2020)

Mario 3D World is already an HD game but I would definitely buy a Deluxe edition with some new levels.

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trunkswd (on 30 March 2020)

What Mario games would you all like to see remastered/remade for the Switch? Mario 64? Mario Sunshine? Mario Galaxy? Mario 3D World? Etc.

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OPi (on 31 March 2020)

Mario Party 1-3 collection, remastered, with online play... omg I would melt

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JWeinCom (on 30 March 2020)

I try to avoid remakes but I don't think I can resist with Galaxy. New levels for 3D World also may be tempting...

trunkswd (on 30 March 2020)

Especially if a Galaxy remake/remaster includes BOTH games. I am definitely picking it up and any other 3D Mario games.

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Marth (on 30 March 2020)

Screw that give me Sunshine 2 or Sunshine HD!

JRPGfan (on 30 March 2020)

This is what I thought they needed to do,.... and now their actually doing it! Well done nintendo. Galaxy I+II hopefully.

axumblade (on 30 March 2020)

I just want them to add Super Mario RPG to the SNES section for Nintendo Online.

Sogreblute (on 30 March 2020)

Apparently this ill be like a Super Mario All Stars 2, which contains Super Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxy 1+ 2. If this is true then I can kiss one month goodbye as playing all 4 is what I'll do.

coolharry (on 30 March 2020)

Add your reply...That would be really perfect :)

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Zenos (on 30 March 2020)

They really should have Galaxy 1&2 as a single package, but they might milk both.

trunkswd (on 30 March 2020)

If they were smart it would be a collection of both games remastered for the Switch. I am hoping for a Mario 64 remaster.

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DialgaMarine (on 31 March 2020)

I would certainly not be against having the opportunity to play through SM64 again, and finally finishing Sunshine.

V-r0cK (on 31 March 2020)

Please give me Super Mario RPG!!

hunter_alien (on 31 March 2020)

I will buy the re-release of 3D World in a heartbeat :-D Help me Nintendo to get rid of this 60$ pretty please :-D

TheBraveGallade (on 30 March 2020)

when 3d world comes out: welp, no resaon to own a wii u then

curl-6 (on 30 March 2020)

This makes me worry they'll just lean on old games this year and we'll get little to no actual new content.

Azzanation (on 30 March 2020)

A remastered Mario Galaxy bundled would set the world on fire.

UnderwaterFunktown (on 30 March 2020)

Sound almost a bit too crazy to be true with that many Mario games within such a short time (presumably all in the second half of the year), even if the majority are re-releases. They would definitely cannibalize eachothers sales to an extent. But if it does happen, I certainly wouldn't complain. Would especially love to see a collection of Galaxy 1+2.

javi741 (on 30 March 2020)

This rumor is very similar to Emily Rogers rumors where Emily Rogers states that it's going to be a "very good year for a plumber". And considering how reliable Emily Rogers has been in the past as a verified leaker combined with the fact that another source is validating Emily Rogers' rumor shows this rumor may have some truth to it. Plus Emily Rogers said this is going to be an amazing year for ports/remasters on the Switch.