With March 31 quickly approaching, many Nintendo fans have dubbed the date as the day that Mario officially dies. That’s because the company is pulling the plug on a number of celebratory releases at the end of the month.
Last year, Nintendo launched Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35, and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. as part of the celebration for the series’ 35th anniversary. However, it also confirmed at the time that these products would only be available until March 31.
Recently, the company once again announced that all of these products will be removed from sale at the start of April. Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be pulled from digital stores and no more physical copies will be produced. Meanwhile, the servers for Super Mario Bros. 35 will be turned off and no more Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. will be manufactured.
This has led fans to announce on sites like Twitter that March 31 is officially the day that Mario will die. This is despite the fact that many other Mario games will still be available.
Nintendo’s move to eventually pull these games is still confusing and has not been properly explained. It is odd for any company to arbitrarily limit its products. Hopefully, any fans who want to get their hands on them will be able to do so in the next week or so.