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A Super Mario Bros battle royale is coming, but there’s a big catch

The Mario news just keeps on coming, which can only be a good thing really.

A new Super Mario Bros battle royale game is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 1, joining Super Mario 3D Allstars (September 18th) a new Game and Watch gadget (November 13th) and an enhanced version of Wii U game, Super Mario 3D World (Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury) which comes out February 12th.

Titled Super Mario Bros. 35, the new game is just another addition to the ongoing 35th anniversary celebrations taking place this month.

The game is reportedly a similar format to Tetris 99, where players race against each other on identical levels and the last Mario standing takes the victory.

However there is one pretty notable catch, the game will only be available to play until March 31st, 2021. It’s not the end of the world, considering the game will be free-to-play, it’ll just be a little disappointing if it turns out to be great.

Yesterday Nintendo shared a clip offering up more details of the special anniversary releases and events.

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It included games new to the Nintendo Switch family of systems like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a collection of three Super Mario games of the modern era: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy; Super Mario Bros. 35, a 35-player online battle in the world of the original Super Mario Bros.; and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, an enhanced version of Super Mario 3D World which originally launched on Wii U.

The clip also revealed other Super Mario experiences launching this year, like Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, the launch of the classic Super NES game Super Mario All-Stars on Nintendo Switch Online later today and a new Nintendo product called Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros – a mini gaming device inspired by the retro Game & Watch systems that plays the original Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels and Ball games.

Featured image credit: Nintendo