Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy Remasters Will Reportedly Release in One Package on Switch
Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy are said to be launching in one bundle for Switch later in 2020.
Yesterday, reports began swirling that Nintendo was looking to bring back some of Super Mario’s most popular 3D adventures in the form of new remasters that would arrive on the Switch later this year. At the time, news on just which installments would be coming to Switch wasn’t made explicitly clear and the way each installment would land on Switch also wasn’t given. Now, that info has seemingly changed.
In a follow-up report once again coming from VGC, it was said that Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy are indeed three of the games that are planned to be fully remastered for Switch and release later in 2020. Furthermore, this same report also says that one source has informed the publication that all three titles will be released in a single package. Essentially, this “special anniversary” edition would include 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy at one price rather than having to purchase each game in a piecemeal fashion.
If this report turns out to indeed be true, this sounds like an incredible value proposition. To include three beloved 3D Mario games from the past in one package that would assumedly be $60 is a deal that I imagine many Switch owners would jump on immediately. My only issue is that from what has been reported, Super Mario Galaxy 2 might be left out in the cold. While this could turn out to not be the case, SMG2 being the only notable 3D Mario venture to not arrive on Switch would be a bummer. Personally, I’m holding out hope that the Super Mario Galaxy remastered iteration that is said to be arriving would be a collection of both Wii titles in one. No current sources have indicated that this will be the case, but I’ll keep crossing my fingers all the same.
Again, considering how many reports we’ve heard about these three remastered Super Mario titles, it seems very likely that they will each be releasing on Switch later this year. And if that is indeed the case, then it shouldn’t be too long before we start to hear more about this collection officially from Nintendo.