COVID-19 has done a number on just about everything, it seems. Video game companies got hit hard, with lots of delays. One company that is very obvious with is Nintendo, whose latter half of 2020 releases have been pretty slim. For a long time, it’s been rumored we were getting a collection of remasters for Mario’s 35th Anniversary, but thus far, those rumors have been a bust. Well, throw another one on the fire, as more rumors are coming.
This go around, the rumors come from the podcast, Nate the Hate. Apparently, the podcast has reported on Nintendo leaks with some degree of accuracy in past, correctly guessing both of August’s Directs. He says that the collection was actually supposed to be out around this time originally, but COVID pushed everything back. He still contends that it’s real, however, saying that it’s now Nintendo’s big holiday title. He also says there could be a potential bundle or dock beside it.
“I think now it’s going to be positioned more as a holiday game than as they had originally planned. I believe the original plan was that the 3D collection was going to come out in September, had these games been announced in June… then we probably would have had 3D World Deluxe follow it in either October of maybe even early November. Now that’s completely scrapped.
“Then we’re potentially looking at 3D collection either being early October… or the 3D collection is going to come out in November and be positioned as a prime holiday title, with a Mario-themed console, dock and all of that,” he said.
“Then I think you’re going to see 3D World Deluxe get delayed out of the 35th anniversary party and it’s going to come out in January 2021.”
It’s getting late even for this potential schedule, but Nintendo has been dropping announcements out of nowhere recently, such as the Pikmin 3 Deluxe title that will release at the end of October. Who knows, though, we’ll just have to wait and see.
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