Still Not Loving That Limited Release
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is almost upon us, and Nintendo has dropped a new trailer in anticipation of this event. And an event it is, both in scope and duration. Concerns of artificial scarcity and cynical marketing tactics aside, this collection is looking pretty rad.
Not only are we getting three games and their respective soundtracks, but the titles themselves are being buffed up. Resolution is being boosted to meet our modern standards, and every game will be playable in 16:9 resolution. You’ll even have more Joy-Con control options to play around with, whatever that entails. Super Mario 64 is looking crisp as heck, all things considered.
The collection has drawn a notable amount of consumer ire. Some people are rightfully concerned that this limited release business is being done for nefarious reasons, while others are sick of seeing Super Mario 64 this same way forever. Would a remake be too much to ask? A cursory glance at Nintendo’s back catalog suggests that yes, yes it would be. Super Mario 3D All-Stars is coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 18th, 2020. It will be available until March 31st, 2021. After that, all remaining copies transform into pumpkins or turtle shells, one assumes.