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January 13, 2017
Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe revealed 01:05:26 PM CT
Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe were officially announced yesterday during the Nintendo Switch Presentation in Tokyo, Japan.
Super Mario Odyssey is an all-new 3D plaformer starring Mario. This time, Mario will be able to throw his cap, which he can then use as a platform to jump across gaps or bounce to higher areas. As seen in the trailer, Mario will visit a variety of locations, including a bustling city where he can interact with cars and human beings. Odyssey's release date is currently scheduled for the 2017 holiday season.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will bring back all the racers and tracks from Mario Kart 8, including the ones from both DLC packs. Joining the race are Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl from Splatoon, as well as Bowser Jr., Dry Bones, and King Boo. Other new content includes added items (Feather and Boo) and a revamped battle mode with Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will launch on April 28.
Both games were briefly shown, but not named, in the First Look at Nintendo Switch trailer released back in October.
YouTube video links:
Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017
Super Mario Odyssey - Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer
November 15, 2016
Super Mario Run release date, pricing announced 03:17:46 PM CT
Super Mario Run for iOS will release on December 15, Nintendo announced today in a press release.
Launching in "151 countries and regions," Mario's first mobile game will have select content playable for free. To unlock the full game, there will be a one-time charge of $9.99 (USD).
Link: NOA news
September 7, 2016
Super Mario Run announced for iOS 04:42:20 PM CT
Super Mario Run for iPhone and iPad will be released in December, Nintendo announced today during an Apple event in San Francisco, CA. In this 2-D side-scrolling platform game, Mario runs through the courses on his own, relying on players to tap the screen to make him jump.
The game will be free to start, with the option to purchase the full version.
Details about pricing or a possible Android release were not given in Nintendo of America's press release.
July 14, 2016
Nintendo will be releasing the NES Classic Edition on November 11, 2016. The $59.99 plug-and-play unit resembles a miniature NES, contains 30 classic NES games, and comes with a single NES-style controller. Additional controllers will be sold for $9.99, and are interchangeable with Wii and Wii U Classic controllers. The NES Classic Edition comes with an HDMI cable and a USB AC adapter.
The thirty included games are a mixture of first and third party titles:
Mario & Donkey Kong Titles:
Donkey Kong Jr.
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Other Nintendo Titles:
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Third Party Titles:
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Mega Man 2
Link: Nintendo.com NES Classic Edition
December 22, 2015
The Game Boy Advance e-Reader "Level Card" courses will be included in the Japanese release of Super Mario Advance 4 on the Wii U Virtual Console, according to Nintendo's website. On the original Game Boy Advance version of Super Mario Advance 4, these courses were only accessible by swiping the Level Cards through the e-Reader accessory.
It is currently unknown if the American release will also have the extra courses.
Super Mario Advance 4 on Wii U Virtual Console is set to launch December 29 in Japan.
Link: Super Mario Advance 4 on Wii U (Japanese)