News: 2017
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September 16, 2018
Nintendo announced New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Luigi's Mansion 3 (working title) for the Nintendo Switch during Thursday's Nintendo Direct.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe will bring the Wii U platformer New Super Mario Bros. U and its DLC, New Super Luigi U, together on one game cartridge. New additions include Toadette and Nabbit as playable characters. Nintendo also announced that the game will launch on January 11, 2019.

Luigi's Mansion 3 will pit Luigi against a variety of enemy ghosts once again. One of the few things revealed in the 38-second trailer is the planned release date of 2019.

Link: Nintendo Direct 9.13.2018
June 14, 2018
Arcade Archives Donkey Kong is now available to purchase from the Nintendo Switch eShop in North America. Nintendo of America tweeted the news earlier today, along with the reminder that this is the first time that the original arcade version has been re-released outside of arcades.

According to Nintendo of Europe's website, Arcade Archives Donkey Kong will hit the European eShop tomorrow.

Links:
@NintendoAmerica
NOE's Arcade Archives Donkey Kong game page
June 12, 2018
Mario news round-up from E3 2018 09:07:57 PM CT [Deezer]
This year's E3 is a little light on Mario news so far. Here's the latest from Nintendo and Ubisoft:

Super Mario Party
Nintendo will bring a new Mario Party packed with 80 minigames to the Nintendo Switch on October 5. According to Nintendo's site, the new Toad's Rec Room mode will allow players to "[pair] up two Nintendo Switch systems for Tabletop mode."

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The new name for the latest Smash Bros. game was revealed today during the Nintendo Direct. Director Masahiro Sakurai announced that all fighters from previous Smash Bros. games will be playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Ridley will also be joining the fight for the first time when the game releases on December 7.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Donkey Kong Adventure, the DLC announced back in January, finally has a release date set for June 26.

Links:
Nintendo E3 2018
SmashBros.com
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Donkey Kong Adventure Coming June 26 (Ubisoft.com)
January 31, 2018
Mario Kart Tour mobile app announced 10:48:55 PM CT [Deezer]
Mario Kart Tour is currently in development for smart devices, Nintendo announced Wednesday during their corporate management policy briefing. Nintendo plans to release the app during the next fiscal year, which runs from April 2018 to March 2019.

Links:
NOA on Twitter
Corporate Management Policy Briefing (PDF)
March 22, 2017
Super Mario Run for Android is now available on the Google Play store, one day earlier than originally planned. Last week, Nintendo announced that the Android version would release on March 23.

Links:
Super Mario Run on Google Play
Nintendo of America on Twitter
January 19, 2017
A Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World demo is now available on the Nintendo eShop in North America. The demo, which requires 950 open blocks to download, lets you play two full levels: World 1-1 and World 1-7.

Today also marks the release of Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World in Japan. In North America and Europe, the full game will launch on February 3rd.
January 13, 2017
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