Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury will be coming to the Switch in a little over a week, bringing over a beloved Wii U gem along with a completely new chunk of content for players to dive into. Given how good the original 3D World was, you wouldn’t be blamed for expecting that a minimum level of quality is sort of a given for the re-release as well, and the game’s first official review seems to indicate that, too.
Japanese magazine Famitsu (via Ryokutya2089) has published its review of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, with its four reviewers scoring it 9/10, 9/10, 8/10, and 10/10 respectively, for a total score of 36/40. That’s slightly lower than the score they awarded to the original 3D World, which got a 38/40. Famitsu review praises the Bowser’s Fury mode, highlighting its challenge and replayability, while also mentioning that the addition of online co-op works very well in the original 3D World content (which, honestly, is a surprise, given Nintendo’s track record with online).
This is, of course, a single publication’s review, and there’s no guarantees the consensus will end up agreeing with it, but it does give us a decent idea of what to expect. Again, 3D World itself was an excellent game, so it’s not surprising that its Switch release has turned out well also.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury launches for the Switch on February 12.