Those who have been waiting to squish some goombas and don that classic raccoon suit on Nintendo’s latest console are in luck. The Big N has unveiled that Super Mario Bros. 3 will release on Switch via its forthcoming paid Nintendo Switch Online Service which launches this September.
The membership service will function similar to Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus, in that it will allow Switch users to play online-enabled games with friends, while giving players access to a bunch of extra benefits, such as a rotating and evolving library of classic Nintendo games, exclusive special offers, and the opportunity to back up game saves via the cloud, as well.
The iconic 1988 title will be one of 20 free NES games and these are all planned to arrive in the second half of September. Fan favourites The Legend Of Zelda and Donkey Kong, will also be included. Bizarrely, Super Mario Bros. 3 will also boast some online multiplayer features, too. Crazy, eh?
Nintendo Of America made the announcement over twitter via their official account:
Play Super Mario Bros. 3 online with #NintendoSwitchOnline when the service launches this September and relive the classic #NES game that brought renowned power-ups such as Raccoon Mario to the world of Super Mario Bros.! https://t.co/ZPh216goDt pic.twitter.com/4wuBC9DKFp
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 13, 2018
In regards to the Nintendo Switch Online Service specifically, it will set players back $20 a year (about £15 in the UK), with the extra option to pay $3.99 a month, or $7.99 for 3 months as an alternative.
But how do you feel about this fresh batch of news? Will you be picking up a subscription to Nintendo’s paid Online Service in September? Are you willing to “shell” out money to play a 30 year old game online? Let us know in the usual place!