UPDATE: This is your final warning about Super Mario 3D All-Stars and the Game and Watch Mario Edition leaving stores in one week (March 31st). We’ve put the cheapest links for both products below. It’s important to note that Mario 3D All-Stars will even be leaving the Nintendo Switch eShop. There will be no way to purchase it new after this date.
Nintendo has confirmed that it will end Super Mario’s 35th anniversary by effectively ending the life of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35 as well as all the related merchandise that the company released to celebrate the birthday.
It was thought that the company could potentially change its mind, but in a Tweet, it has confirmed that Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ physical edition will stop production as of March 31st and it will also be delisted from the Nintendo Switch eShop.
If you have purchased the digital version of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, you’ll be able to download it again even if you delete it on your Switch, so don’t stress about that.
Similarly, Super Mario Bros 35. will be taken off the Nintendo Switch eShop and the servers will be taken offline, so there will be no way to play it.
Just in case you haven’t been paying attention. Super Mario 3D All-Stars includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy in one package as well as the soundtrack for all three games.
The Super Mario Bros Game & Watch will also not receive anymore shipments after March 2021, but it’s been near impossible to get even before launch.
The statement on Nintendo’s website says: “The “Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary” campaign will end at the end of March 2021. With the end of the campaign, the production, sales and services of some products will also end.”
It’s definitely a weird one, but it’s very clear that Nintendo want these anniversary events to be short lived, quickly moving onto Zelda and presumably Metroid later this year. We’ll keep you posted on these events as they unfold.