When Nintendo announced the release date of Super Mario Maker to be 9/11, many in the gaming community were rather confused as to why the company would choose such a sensitive date for the release of one of its big Fall 2015 titles. After talking with Nintendo representative Julie Gagnon, I learned why the date was chosen. In short, the original Super Mario NES title released inJapan on September 13th, and the 11th of September was the closest Friday that would commemorate the 30th anniversary.
“Nintendo is really respectful of this date, but the thing is that when we launched Super Mario Bros back in 1985, it was September 13th. And, as we have worked with retailers on Friday as a launch day, the date worked out as Friday, September 11th for this year.”
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