The word of a collection for the Switch of some of Mario‘s best titles has been going around for a few months now. Nothing has been confirmed by Nintendo since the rumour started to spread. However, according to TrueGaming and their sources, Nintendo might be about to break their silence on the matter.
TrueGaming has stated that Nintendo is planning to reveal the Super Mario 3D Collection in “the first week of September.” Recently, a rumour of a general Nintendo Direct in which people thought it might be revealed then. However, this turned out to be another mini Direct to many fans’ disappointment, so take this news with a grain of salt.
A collection for the Switch to celebrate the Italian plumber’s 35th anniversary emerged earlier this year, with sites such as Video Games Chronicle, Eurogamer, and VentureBeat. All sites backed up their claims with each other’s sources. The heavily anticipated collection will reportedly include Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy, all of which will be remastered for Nintendo’s portable console.
According to Nintendo Insider, there have also been rumblings that a deluxe version of Super Mario 3D World will release on Nintendo Switch. Due to the small audience the Wii U reached compared to Nintendo’s other consoles, this title could be a great addition to the widely successful Switch.
2020 has been a relatively quiet year for Nintendo. At the start of the year, Animal Crossing took the world by storm, but since then Nintendo has taken a step back from the spotlight. This is likely due to the hardships COVID-19 has brought to the company and many others. Hopefully, Nintendo is building the steam back up to surprise fans that have been waiting ever so patiently.