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This could be a huge year for Mario on Nintendo Switch

This could be a huge year for Mario on Nintendo Switch

2020 is a big year for Mario, as the suspenders-wearing plumber is turning 35 years old. More specifically, the Mario game franchise is turning 35 years old, and Nintendo apparently has a big celebration planned. According to a new report, Nintendo will release a number of new and old Mario games for the Switch in 2020, in the process bringing the some of the series' most beloved games into the modern era.

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LEGO Super Mario sets let you make and play your own Mario levels

LEGO Super Mario sets let you make and play your own Mario levels

A couple of days ago, LEGO began teasing an apparent team up with Nintendo. The teases obviously didn't make it clear what this team up would entail, but today, LEGO and Nintendo pulled the veil back. As expected, LEGO will be producing some Super Mario sets, but these will be a little bit different than the LEGO sets we're used to seeing.

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Mario Kart Tour multiplayer will come with global race rooms

Mario Kart Tour multiplayer will come with global race rooms

Although Nintendo hit it big with the portable console that is the Nintendo Switch, its luck on mobile has been less than stellar. Its most profitable mobile game is practically a gacha version of the popular Fire Emblem franchise while smartphone spins of its iconic properties sometimes gather dust. That may finally change next week when the more familiar Mario Kart Tour finally gets its promised multiplayer feature and then some.

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Super Nintendo World sounds like it will be crazy fun

Super Nintendo World sounds like it will be crazy fun

Japan is known to be the home of manga and anime, ramen and sushi, maid and cat cafes, and Pikachu and Mario. All save for the last pair can practically be found everywhere in the country but you have little chance encountering a Pokemon or an Italian plumber in the wild. Not unless you enter Super Nintendo World that's set to open in Summer, just in time to welcome athletes and tourists for the Tokyo Olympics in July.

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Super Mario Maker 2 course upload limit increased again

Super Mario Maker 2 course upload limit increased again

If you're a fan of creating courses in Super Mario Maker 2, then you'll definitely be pleased to know that Nintendo has increased the course upload limit once again. Players can upload a total of 100 courses to Nintendo's servers, giving fans a lot more space to work with when it comes to making stages available online. Previously, the course upload limit was set to 64 stages.

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 multiplayer expansion coming in 2020 as paid DLC

Luigi’s Mansion 3 multiplayer expansion coming in 2020 as paid DLC

Halloween may be long over but that doesn't mean it's too late to prepare for next year's haunt. Or, in Nintendo's case, too early. After having been left gathering dust for a few years, Nintendo finally resurrected the spooktacular Luigi's Mansion, now in its third installment. This time, though, it's working to keep the dust off by giving it what previous installments didn't. Next year, players will be able to have more fun with their corporeal friends with two multiplayer DLCs.

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Super Mario Maker 2 update adds Link’s Master Sword, new course parts

Super Mario Maker 2 update adds Link’s Master Sword, new course parts

A new update has been announced for Super Mario Maker 2, and it has a number of new course elements that players will be able to do a lot with. The contents of the new update were revealed in a trailer today, with a number of familiar Mario characters joining the fray. Chief among the new course parts, however, is the Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda series.

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Super Mario 64 Land mod now available but there’s a catch

Super Mario 64 Land mod now available but there’s a catch

The Switch may now be hailed as Nintendo's most innovative console of recent years but, back in the days, that title was briefly held by the Nintendo 64. Often promoted as the first 64-bit gaming system, part of the console's legacy were the games available for it, like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and, of course, Super Mario 64. The latter is now seeing a slight revival, not through some Nintendo paid service, but through a free expansion mod titled, what else, Super Mario 64 Land.

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Mario Kart Tour multiplayer beta arrives in December, but only if you pay up

Mario Kart Tour multiplayer beta arrives in December, but only if you pay up

Back in September, Mario Kart Tour launched for iOS and Android without a component many consider critical to the Mario Kart experience: multiplayer. Racing against other humans is one of the main draws of the Mario Kart franchise as a whole, so it was definitely strange to see Mario Kart Tour launch without it. Nintendo will be fixing that particular oversight in December, launching a real-time multiplayer beta at some point during the month.

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Super Mario Maker 2 finally adds online multiplayer modes with friends

Super Mario Maker 2 finally adds online multiplayer modes with friends

It may have "Maker" in its name but Super Mario Maker can still be a competitive game. Or a cooperative one, if that's your preference. The Nintendo Switch exclusive sequel has brought a new element to the title's original gameplay, thanks to the networking capabilities of the device. Now Nintendo is bringing one more kind of multiplayer gameplay to Super Mario Maker 2, this time between friends you have on your Nintendo Switch list.

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Mario Kart Tour launches with Fortnite-like Gold Pass subscription

Mario Kart Tour launches with Fortnite-like Gold Pass subscription

If you're a Mario Kart fan, then today might be an exciting day. Nintendo has launched Mario Kart Tour on both Android and iOS, bringing another one of its big-name franchises to mobile devices. Nintendo has been experimenting with different kinds of monetization strategies as it grows its mobile portfolio, and with Mario Kart Tour, we're seeing something similar to Fortnite's Battle Pass.

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Mario Kart Tour is now playable but it has a critical requirement

Mario Kart Tour is now playable but it has a critical requirement

Nintendo was initially doubtful of the mobile gaming market but, after seeing its profitability, finally tried to carve its own place in that crowded market. In typical Nintendo fashion, it did things on its own terms and at its own pace. Sadly, that hasn't always worked in the gaming giant's favor, even with its popular properties. It's trying again with the new Mario Kart Tour for Android and iOS but, immediately, the game is meeting some criticism.

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