Nintendo reveals ‘Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury’ for big February

February is set to be a big month for Nintendo as the company marks milestones for two big franchises.

The first one celebrates 35 years of the “Super Mario Bros.” franchise, which has become a company cornerstone. To mark the occasion, they revealed more details about “Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury,” an enhanced version of a game that launched on the Wii U in 2013. Coming out on the Nintendo Switch on Feb. 12, the latest version of the game looks better and includes new content such as online and local multiplayer and support for two new amiibo figures. While those are welcome improvements, the announcement’s biggest piece of news is the details of the Boswer’s Fury add-on. From the looks of it, the extra content looks epic as Mario faces off in a Kaiju-like battle against King Koopa.

Nintendo revealed more information for its upcoming port “Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury” on the Nintendo Switch, coming Feb. 12. (Nintendo)

Nintendo revealed more information for its upcoming port “Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury” on the Nintendo Switch, coming Feb. 12. (Nintendo)

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Nintendo revealed more information for its upcoming port “Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury” on the Nintendo Switch, coming Feb. 12. (Nintendo)

Nintendo revealed more information for its upcoming port “Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury” on the Nintendo Switch, coming Feb. 12. (Nintendo)

Nintendo revealed more information for its upcoming port “Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury” on the Nintendo Switch, coming Feb. 12. (Nintendo)

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The NIntendo Switch — Mario Red & Blue edition is a new iteration of the original switch done in the colors of the company’s mascot. (Nintendo)

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On the hardware side, Nintendo said it would be selling a special edition of the Nintendo Switch. The variant called the Mario Red & Blue Edition features a red console, red Joy-Con controllers, blue straps, blue Joy-Con grips and a red dock. Included with the package is a Mario-themed case and screen protector. If gamers don’t have a Switch yet, this could be a nice one to purchase. Previous special editions of the system such as the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizon Special edition fetch a pretty penny on the secondary market. The Nintendo Mario Red & Blue edition comes out Feb. 12.

Another aspect of the “Super Mario Bros.” celebration is a special event on “Super Mario Bros. 35,” an online battle royale game inspired by the original game. The title is available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers and challenges players to complete levels until one player is left standing. If they fall in a pit or get knocked out by a Hammer Brother, they’re out. From 11 p.m. Jan. 18 to 10:59 p.m. Jan. 25, players who compete in the Special Battle will have the opportunity to earn 350 …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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