Time is running out to get the Nintendo Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary items.
Many wishing Nintendo could change his mind about the limited edition of the Mario 35th Anniversary items are evidently out of luck as the brand has reaffirmed plans to wrap up the promotion at the end of this month. If you’ve been eyeballing one of the limited edition items for buying, you’d better act fast before they vanish forever.
In a new post on his Japanese Twitter account, Nintendo reminded fans that the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Promotion will close at the end of March 2021. As such, the manufacture and distribution of certain associated goods will also cease at that point.
Super Mario 3D All Stars (known as the Super Mario 3D Collection in Japan) will be discontinued on March 31st. The pack, available in both digital and physical formats, contains enhanced versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy for Transfer.
Super Mario Bros. 35, a royal multiplayer fighting game based on the original Super Mario Bros. for the NES, also disappears on March 31. The freebie (for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers) pits players against up to 34 other players in a fight to be the last contestant to participate.
Nintendo’s Game & Watch, a portable replica initially released in 1980 under the same name, would also hit its end-of-life status at the end of this month.
Nintendo of America’s President Doug Bowser said late last year that the short run of the items ended up marking Mario’s 35th anniversary. “Yeah, at this point, the decision was really taken on this celebration feature and aspect. I can’t talk about plans past the end of March,” Bowser said as he pushed for more remarks.
Worth mentioning is the fact that Super Mario 3D All Stars and Game & Watch are still going to operate until March 31, they’re going to be harder to find in shops. Super Mario Bros. 35, however, will no longer be playable after the cut-off date.
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