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Rumor: More talk about Mario re-releases on Switch, Paper Mario returning to series’ roots

Posted on March 30, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch

A whole lot of speculation has surfaced throughout the day regarding big plans for Super Mario in 2020. We’ve heard that a number of games will be re-released/remastered, including Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario 3D World (as a Deluxe edition).

Venturebeat’s Jeff Grub, who leaked the news that a Nintendo Direct would be shared last Thursday prior to its air date, has chimed in on the rumors now as well. The site’s report states:

For the remasters, our source is telling us that Nintendo is pursuing something like a Super Mario All-Stars 2 for the 3D Mario games. This would include Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and then Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. It’s likely that 3D World may get its own, separate Deluxe-style release. While it’s possible the older 3D Mario games could come in a single compilation, it’s also likely that Nintendo will release them individually as it did with its Zelda remasters.

In the midst of today’s rumors, some may have missed the speculation that Switch is supposedly getting a new Paper Mario game this year. Venturebeat says that the project “represents a return to that franchise’s roots.” That would put it more in line with the original entry in the franchise and The Thousand Year Door rather than Sticker Star and Color Splash.

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