Nintendo’s year-long Super Mario birthday celebration is coming to an end. On March 31, Nintendo officially closed the festivals in an unorthodox way. It completely removes selected games from the Switch eShop. That decision disappointed players for a year, and now they’ve turned it into a meme. The fan has now made a statement on March 31 the day Mario “died.”
Mario won’t really die by the end of the month, but this prank provides an important PSA for Nintendo fans. Those wanting to pick up certain games will need to act quickly before the month is over. Below are the games that will leave the Switch, as well as information about when you need to redeem your digital code.
Which Mario games will leave Switch on March 31?
Two Mario games leaving the Switch eShop on March 31: Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario 35.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars not just leaving eShop that day – Nintendo will also stop making physical copies of the game. While retailers may have more stock to sell out after March 31, it will eventually be impossible to buy the game from a traditional retailer.
The situation is even worse for Super Mario 35. Free Nintendo Online games for digital only will be gone forever. With the multiplayer game’s server closed, fans won’t even be able to emulate it in the future. Those wanting to try it will need to do so before the end of the month or live with FOMO.
Nintendo Game & Watch special edition: Super Mario Bros. consoles will also be discontinued by the end of the month. Like 3D All-StarsRetailers are likely to have some products floating around this spring until sales run out.
Although not Mario involved, but it should be noted Fire Symbol: Dragon Ball and Sword of Light will also cease to exist after March 31st. Nintendo will remove the game from eShop and discontinue production of the physical limited version of the game.
Can I still exchange Super Mario 3D All-Stars after March 31?
Those who have purchased the game but have not yet redeemed it can still do so after March 31st. In an interview with the Video Games Chronicle, Nintendo confirmed that the retail codes will remain valid even after the deadline.
The game can be reloaded after purchase, so players don’t have to worry about losing it forever if they delete it. Buying a physical or digital copy will ensure the player has access to it after the current, deadline.
When will these games be available again?
Those who are hoping that this is the short term may want to prepare themselves for the worst. Currently, there are no plans to re-publish these games after they disappear. Super Mario 35 there is a possibility that it will never be played again, which is a troubling thought for game conservationists.
Fans speculated that three games were included Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be sold separately on eShop. Nintendo hasn’t confirmed that rumor yet, so let’s work on the assumption that these games won’t appear on the Switch anymore. Those who want to get their hands on these games need to be active in the next few days.
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