Following yesterday’s rush of rumors surrounding Nintendo’s plans for their mascot plumber’s 35th-anniversary, a new update from Venturebeat, corroborated by Eurogamer, states that we’ll be getting Switch versions of three 3D titles – Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy – all in one package. Think Super Mario All-Stars 2, which, incidentally, Eurogamer hears is being used internally at Nintendo to describe the project.
With multiple sources weighing in, this morning’s update appears to carry as much smoke as yesterday’s initial Super Mario rumor bomb. That’s not to say that this is essentially confirmed (remember when we were all certain that Star Fox Racing would be a thing?), but it’s where I’m placing my bets for now. If it’s real, though, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy all in one package is just…spectacular to think about.
Such a prospect does leave a few questions, though. How much TLC will each game receive? Each title could benefit from some QOL tweaks, while Super Mario 64 has the most to gain from an intensive graphical overhaul. Furthermore, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is notably absent from the collection. Does Nintendo plan on bringing it over to Switch separately? As DLC for Super Mario All-Stars 2? At all? We’ll have to consider these inquiries and more as we wait for further developments on every aspect of these bombshell rumors, which also allege multiple new games, including a back-to-basics, traditional Paper Mario game, details on the Super Mario movie and Super Nintendo World theme park, and Switch ports of a whole bunch of Mario’s catalog.