We hate to remind you, but it’s already March, and that means Nintendo will be pulling the plug on a number of Mario products at the end of the month. This includes Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35 on Switch, the original Super Mario Maker online services are shutting down and the new Super Mario Game & Watch system will no longer be purchasable.
If you thought this was all one big joke, no – it really seems like Mario’s days are numbered as of 31st March. To top it off, Netflix has now revealed The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoon series will be pulled from its streaming service. The last date to watch it will be…you guessed it, 31st March 2021.
Although 31st March 2021 marks the end of Super Mario’s 35th celebrations, Nintendo still hasn’t provided any reasoning behind the removal of games like Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35 from the Switch eShop.
While this is just a guess, it seems the video game giant would much rather get on with The Legend of Zelda 35th anniversary celebrations. Link’s anniversary will get seriously underway when Skyward Sword HD arrives this July. Nintendo is expected to make more Zelda announcements in the second half of 2021.
Will you be watching the above Mario Bros. cartoon before it’s pulled at the end of March? How are you feeling about this war on Mario? Ready to celebrate Link’s anniversary? Share your thoughts down in the comments.