03/11/24
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo celebrates Mar10 Day with games, movie news and a variety of Mario-themed activities

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Doorlaunches May 23, Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD launches June 27, and classic Game Boy titles featuring Mario arrive this week on Nintendo Switch Online.

As part of yesterday’s MAR10 Day celebration, Nintendo released a surprise video announcing release dates for two anticipated titles featuring Mario and friends, three classic Game Boy games that will soon be available to Nintendo Switch Online members on the Nintendo Switch family of systems, plus an announcement regarding a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros. No need to avoid Piranha Plants or dodge fireballs to find out what’s in store – just check out this exclusive announcement video here:

Now get ready to relive some classic Game Boy memories, embark on an adventure with Mario through a paper world and give Luigi a little bit of the spotlight, too (he deserves it). MAR10 Day continues with:

  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is Unfolding … Soon!: On May 23, travel alongside Mario and his irrepressible companions through a paper world as you unlock the mystery of the Thousand-Year Door. The witty and whimsical RPG arrives on the Nintendo Switch system twenty years after its original debut on Nintendo GameCube. This revamped version features enhanced graphics as well as new gameplay features. Pre-orders are now available on the Nintendo eShop and on Nintendo.com.

  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD Opens its Doors: Help Luigi retrieve the missing shards of the Dark Moon scattered across several distinct haunted mansions – each with their own puzzles to solve and ghosts to capture. On June 27, use your superpowered ghost-hunting tool, the Poltergust 5000, to suck up ghosts (and window curtains) and blow air to search every nook and cranny of the chilling-yet-charming mansions. The spooky fun adventure Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, originally released for the Nintendo 3DS? system as “Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon,” arrives in visually enhanced HD on the Nintendo Switch system. Pre-orders are now available on the Nintendo eShop and on Nintendo.com.

  • Three Classic Game Boy Games Featuring Mario Coming to Nintendo Switch Online: On March 12, three classic games featuring Mario make the leap onto Nintendo Switch, available to play as part of the Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online library:

    • First, there’s Dr. Mario, the classic puzzle challenge where you’ll throw multi-shaded vitamin capsules into a bottle filled with nasty viruses. Move, shift or spin the capsules as they fall to make the viruses disappear.

    • The stakes are high in Mario Golf as you race to become the Grand Champion of golf. Four Club Champs stand in your way, and you'll have to defeat them all to get a shot at playing the most famous golfer in the land!

    • In Mario Tennis, develop from a rookie to a seasoned pro by honing your skills in four fun-packed game modes. Practice at the Royal Tennis Academy, take on the Mario Tour and keep your skills sharp through a series of challenging minigames.

  • Exciting News for LEGO Super Mario - LEGO just unveiled a thrilling teaser of what’s next in the pipeline within the LEGO Super Mario universe. The teaser revealed a silhouette of a kart made of LEGO bricks alongside a LEGO? Mario? figure. You heard it right: Mario Kart will be coming to LEGO Super Mario in the future. Stay tuned for more!

  • Plus, Even MORE Mario Fun: Don’t forget there are still other ways to keep making the most of MAR10 Day all month long so don’t miss out!

    • Double the Fun for Nintendo Switch Online. Challenge friends and family to classic NES?, Super NES?, and Game Boy? games with Nintendo Switch Online.* In honor of MAR10 Day, Nintendo is offering twice the fun with the Nintendo Switch Online 14-Day Free Trial Membership (typically 7 days), available now through March 17 on My Nintendo. This trial is also available for Nintendo Switch owners who have previously claimed a Nintendo Switch Online free trial, so everyone can join in the fun!

    • Deals on Even More Mario Games:

    • Watch the Super Mario Bros. Movie and Check Out the Companion Digital Guidebook – What better way to celebrate MAR10 Day than to watch The Super Mario Bros. Movie? If you want to impress your family and friends with your Mushroom Kingdom knowledge, follow along with the free digital guidebook that reveals hidden game references in the movie. (Sign in with your Nintendo Account—or create one for free—to view the guide.)

    • Plus so much more! Visit Mario.Nintendo.com to see what other fun Mario activities Nintendo has planned for this month.

  • New Animated Film Based on the World of Super Mario Bros.: Shigeru Miyamoto made a surprise appearance in the video to announce that Nintendo is working together with Illumination on a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros. The film will arrive on April 3, 2026, in the US and many other markets globally, with a few selected territories releasing throughout the month of April.

Visit Mario.Nintendo.com to find out what else Nintendo has in store for MAR10 Day.

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership at the then-current price unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card/PayPal account required for 18+. Free trial cannot be redeemed for a Nintendo Switch Online – Expansion Pack membership nor by a Nintendo Account with an active Individual Membership or Family Membership. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

**Savings based on suggested retail price. Actual savings may vary. Offer valid 3/10/2024 to 3/16/2024; available while supplies last. See participating retailers for details.

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