• A "Super Mario" battle royale in the vein of "Tetris 99" will drop on October 1 for the Nintendo Switch
  • "Super Mario Bros. 35" will be launched in celebration of the game's 35th anniversary
  • The original "Super Mario Bros." game was introduced in 1985 for the NES console
  • Tons of games, events and products are also slated to be unveiled for the anniversary

Nintendo is letting everybody’s favorite plumber jump into the battle royale bandwagon as with “Super Mario Bros. 35” in celebration of the game’s 35th anniversary.

As the title suggests, “Super Mario Bros. 35” is a 35-player battle royale playing through the same levels found in the original game that was launched in the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1985.

Defeated players will be transported to other players’ courses, said Polygon. Naturally, this feature will also work the other way around. As usual, power-ups will be available to give players a much-needed boost provided that they collect enough coins.

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“Super Mario Bros. 35” will likewise offer players with a bit of strategy to give them an upper hand. Kotaku said the game is similar to “Tetris 99” wherein players can select which opponents their defeated players will attack. From here they can target anyone, ranging from those with the lowest time on their clock, the player with the most coin or the ever-trusty Random.

Nintendo is also set to launch “Super Mario 3D All-Stars,” a collection of three of Mario’s “most notable adventures.” This will include “Super Mario 64,” “Super Mario Sunshine” and “Super Mario Galaxy,” said Engadget.

Aside from “Super Mario 3D All-Stars,” the Japanese video game powerhouse will feature “Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit,” a “Super Mario Bros.” inspired Game & Watch, “Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and “Super Mario All-Stars,” plus a ton of “Super Mario” events and products such as the Puma Rs-Dreamer Super Mario 64, a Monoply and Jenga-inspired “Super Mario” sets and the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System, among others.

“Super Mario Bros. 35” will be launched as a digital-only game on October 1 and will be playable until March 31, 2021. The game is a Nintendo Switch exclusive just like “Super Mario Bros 3D All-Stars.” The latter will land on the Nintendo Switch family of systems on September 18 and will be playable “until approximately” March 31, 2021.

Events on the other hand are ongoing and will continue until March 2021. A “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” in-game online tournament is scheduled “later this year,” too.