In this particular summer we have not particularly felt the lack of the central appointment for the entire videogame industry, or E3 (canceled due to the health emergency), thanks to Sony and Microsoft who are preparing the launch of the next-gen, arriving at the end of the year.
Different speech for Nintendo, which moved only for minor events such as the two Direct Mini (the last one just last Thursday) and the Indie Showcase. In short, if we talk about the future of the Switch, we talk about rumors: and among these certainly stands out that of a collection of Mario 3D (and a Deluxe version of Super Mario 3D World, released on Wii U) coming to the hybrid console to celebrate 35 years of the most famous plumber ever.
Super Mario never stops: the collection of 68 historical games is coming to Switch
Games 17 Jul
Last week rumors began to circulate about a real Direct (and not in a reduced format) coming Friday, and it seemed that the time had come: we all know how it ended. Mario's anniversary, specifically, falls on September 13: and apparently Nintendo's initial plan was to release the collection (including the remastered Mario 64, Sunshine and at least one of the two Galaxy) just in time to shut down. The candles. But the pandemic has upset plans.
According to the latest podcast from NateTheHate (you can find it at the link in SOURCE), youtuber who had correctly predicted the dates of the Indie Showcase and the Direct Mini, the title exists but the launch was simply postponed. When? At Christmas time, it is never a bad idea to maximize your earnings. While the 3D World port is expected to arrive later, a few months later, and at this point in 2021.
If he were a footballer, with 35 years on his shoulders Super Mario would have lost some agility but would still be able to place champion shots: let's hope that, against his nature, he does not continue to jump too much, and too far in time , and Nintendo finally decides to deploy it once more. The Switch catalog, from here until the end of the year, needs it.