Super Mario Bros. Wonder and Super Mario RPG Coming to Switch


Nintendo had its June 2023 Nintendo Direct presentation online where it revealed a number of new announcements. Many of the games that were featured were titles aiming for a 2023 release on Nintendo Switch. Of the many announcements shown during the presentation, two big standouts were the reveal of new Mario games. Fans of the classic Super Mario RPG can get excited about a newly enhanced version of the game coming to Nintendo Switch, but that’s not all. A brand new 2D-style Mario is also coming to Nintendo Switch in 2023.

Nintendo closed out its Nintendo Direct presentation with the reveal of Super Mario Bros. Wonder coming to Nintendo Switch. The game will be a 2D-style Mario, where the gameplay is just like other classic Mario games. The visuals of the game also emulate a 2D HD style, very similar to the art style that was seen in games like Rayman Legends. If you were a fan of the New Super Mario Bros. games on multiple Nintendo consoles, then you’re going to really enjoy this new Mario game. Super Mario Bros. Wonder will have Mario traversing a world populated with new challenges, color backgrounds, and new powers to discover.

In the trailer for Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Nintendo revealed a new power that Mario will have when he gathers a brand new power-up. This causes Mario to turn into an Elephant, where he runs through enemies and sports an elephant body, complete with a mustache and trunk. No other details were given about other power-ups or if the Elephant Mario will have other abilities in the game.

The trailer only seemed to tease about other things we might see Mario do in this new adventure. At the same time, the trailer for Super Mario Bros. Wonder showed co-op with up to three other players, with multiple Mario characters making an appearance. Characters like Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Yoshi, and even Princess Daisy show up in the trailer.

Before showing this new Mario game, earlier in the Nintendo Direct revealed a new version of Super Mario RPG. The game is not a full remake of the original Super Mario RPG that was originally released on the Super Nintendo, just a visually enhanced version of it. Nintendo did not mention anything about tweaking the gameplay or changing anything with the content of the game or story.

However, the visuals of this version of the game look much better than how the original looked. Super Mario RPG is a role-playing game that has Mario teaming up with various characters, including original characters Geno and Mallow, in an adventure that is very different than other Mario titles. Turn-based combat and exploration make this one of the more unique Mario Bros. experiences that is getting enhanced with a new look for Nintendo Switch.

Both Mario games are due out in 2023. The new Super Mario RPG will be released on November 17th, 2023 for Nintendo Switch, with no word on a physical or a digital-only release. Super Mario Bros. Wonder is also coming out within the year. The release day is listed by Nintendo as October 20th, 2023. Preorders for the game are already open on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

What do you think of the announcements from the Nintendo Direct? Are you happy to see new Mario games coming to Nintendo Switch soon? Leave us a comment down below and let your voice be heard!

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