No, love, it’s not clickbait. You’ve got until March 31st to get your copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, physical AND digital.
Nintendo reminded fans via Twitter its plans to discontinue games related to Super Mario’s 35th anniversary. Among these games are Super Mario 35, Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
Smells a lot like the Disney Vault, right?
Understandably, fans are pretty frustrated with the news, considering Nintendo could keep a digital copy in the eshop. A limited amount of physical copies is fine, but it makes little sense to take away digital copies as well.
However, Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America President, assures us this won’t be a common practice moving forward. In an interview with Polygon, he stated, “it’s not strategy that we’re going to be using widely, but it’s one we thought was very unique for the actual anniversary.”
In the meantime, you can still enjoy titles like Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. The Legend of Zelda series is also celebrating its 35th anniversary, so we’ll see if they too decide to snatch any games back up in the future.
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