Nintendo’s taking us back to the ’80s with a nostalgic handheld device coming in November.
In a video presentation on Thursday, Nintendo revealed a handful of games and products on the way for the 35th anniversary of the classic game Super Mario Bros, which debuted on NES in 1985.
One of these upcoming releases is a new device inspired by the gaming company’s original Game and Watch systems, which first came out in 1980. Releasing on Nov. 13 and set to cost $49.99, the levelled-up Game and Watch systems come complete with Super Mario Bros. (the OG devices always came with an in-built game), along with Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2) and an updated version Game & Watch: Ball.
Nintendo sold 43 million of the original series of these devices, and the rebooted 2020 version is pretty sweet, with a plus control pad and full-colour, liquid-crystal display. And folks, it also functions as a clock, like the old device did. Nice touch.
The device was revealed during Nintendo’s big Mario-heavy presentation alongside several other releases including the upcoming Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a version of Mario Kart that uses the Nintendo Switch to control a real, remote-controlled car on a custom course you can build in your house.
The company also announced Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a collection of three classic Super Mario games — Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy — coming to Nintendo Switch. Nintendo is also releasing a 35-player online battle game Super Mario Bros. 35, set in the world of the original Super Mario Bros. game, as well as Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, a rebooted version of the Wii U game Super Mario 3D World.
You can watch the whole presentation here: