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LEGO has announced a new Set for their Super Mario series. The Master Your Adventure Maker Set is expected to launch January 1, 2021. Check out an overview and trailer below.

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Nintendo came out of the gates swinging for Switch’s launch year in 2017. A big part of that was due to a couple of heavy hitters that dropped within just a few months of each other. Not only did Switch have a new 3D Zelda game at launch in Breath of the Wild, but it also received a new 3D Mario thanks to Super Mario Odyssey.

We already know what’s next for Zelda. At least year’s E3, Nintendo announced Breath of the Wild 2, and there’s a good chance of it coming in 2021. Mario, however, is more of a mystery. There’s been plenty of love for 3D Mario on Switch with Super Mario 3D All-Stars and the upcoming Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. However, the next true step is an unknown quantity.

Could we end up seeing Super Mario Odyssey 2? Or perhaps another sequel like Super Mario Galaxy 3? Nintendo could also be pursuing something entirely brand new. Let us know what you think could be next for 3D Mario and what you’d personally like to see in the comments below.

Update 2: This is currently sold out on Best Buy, but just went up on Amazon here.


Update: Best Buy has Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. here.


Original: It’s Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. launch day, and retailers in North America are finally starting to offer the system. GameStop currently has it here. We’ll let you know about availability from other major retailers as they go live.

The Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. doesn’t officially release until the end of the week, but some folks are getting their hands on the unit a bit early. Check out an unboxing video below.

Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. launches worldwide on November 13.

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We would like to inform you about a language error with the ‘Mario Drawing’ song in the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. system’s digital clock.

When Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. launches this week, it’ll release with a bit of a language error. Nintendo explained the situation on its official website today.

The ‘Mario Drawing’ song featured in the digital clock displays the wrong set of lyrics depending on the language you choose. French, Spanish, German, and Italian are impacted. However, English, Dutch, and Japanese will always display correctly. It’s possible to access the correct lyrics, but the aforementioned languages are mixed up.

Here’s the full notice from Nintendo:

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The Washington Post recently spoke with four key developers behind the Mario franchise. Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Yoshiaki Koizumi, and Kenta Motokura spoke about the different entries and series in general.

Here’s a roundup for some of their comments:

According to well-known Nintendo developer Yoshiaki Koizumi, story is added to the Mario titles “at the very end of the game development process”. As a franchise that is much more known for its gameplay, that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

Koizumi told The Washington Post in a recent interview:

Mario fans have likely noticed that the character’s abilities and movements are never static. Just like gameplay tends to change with each new entry, the same can be said of what Mario is actually capable of doing.

As part of an interview with The Washington Post, Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Odyssey director Kenta Motokura spoke about Mario’s movements. Motokura noted specifically that with the more recent games, Nintendo has looked to give players “a little more control in mid air” and make some enemies “easier to be jumped on”.

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Nintendo and Amazon have teamed up in a bit of an interesting way. Throughout November, you may find that a package you’ve ordered from the retailer has arrived in a box themed after Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo says that “the Super Mario Bros. branded Amazon boxes are in limited quantity and will be used randomly, while supplies last.” Furthermore, buying a Nintendo product won’t increase the chance of receiving the branded box.

Outside of the box, there’s another small aspect of the partnership. Amazon has opened a page here where My Nintendo members can earn 100 Platinum Points. The Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary page lets you look at various Mario products, view a history of the franchise, and find hidden trivia.

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We have a few more images of the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., which arrives on Switch next month. Take a look at the full set below.

Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. is due out on November 13. We have additional details here, a trailer here, and some specs here.

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