Releasing later this week on Friday, March 10, the MAR10 Day Nintendo Switch Bundle will not feature the “Choose Your Own Game” option in Europe. Rather than deciding between Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey or New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, the European bundle will arrive with a copy of Odyssey as standard.
The MAR10 bundle is comparable to Nintendo’s previous Super Mario Odyssey package, including the same colored Joy-Con controllers.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 2, 2023
Fans are especially excited about this package because Nintendo allows them to choose which game they want to be included — Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe or Super Mario Odyssey. This is an unprecedented move from Nintendo.
Despite the slightly different features in Europe, the rest of the bundle is the same as in North America. This set is now available for pre-order from the My Nintendo Store for £259.99 / €299.99.
Nintendo is also adding an accessory related to the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie, which will be released in cinemas in early April. This extra item is simply a bundle of sticker sheets comprising various characters from the animated Mario movie.
The only downside of the new Nintendo Switch is that the regular model is available for purchase. Even though many people considering purchasing a Switch are likely more interested in the OLED version, Nintendo is only selling the standard version.
Pro player reveals updates on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
A famous Super Smash Bros. Ultimate pro player has claimed that Nintendo may unveil an updated version of the acclaimed fighting game amid the enthusiasm around the MAR10 bundle release.
Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma claimed that Nintendo plans to re-release Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for new Switch hardware in the coming years.
Literally look at the economy of play Nintendo has set up with Mario Kart 8.
They’ve repurposed and repackaged the same game since 2014 and it’s making MILLIONS to this day.
With Sakurai more or less done, this provides the same profit with 1/20th of the overhead cost.
— hungrybox (@LiquidHbox) March 6, 2023
Hungrybox mentioned Nintendo’s eagerness to adapt games released in previous years to Switch constantly and said that he anticipates the company would release a “Deluxe” version of Smash Ultimate akin to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
“Next Smash game will be announced in 2025. It won’t be Smash 6, it will be Ultimate Deluxe with all characters [and] stages unlocked as well as 10 new characters & 15 new stages included,” Hungrybox said on social media.
Hungrybox made this projection in light of the popularity of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo’s practice of “repackaging” existing games.
“It will be released for a ‘Switch Pro’ like console, in 4K potentially. Quote me. […] Literally look at the economy of play Nintendo has set up with Mario Kart 8. They’ve repurposed and repackaged the same game since 2014 and it’s making millions to this day,” he continued.
In response to a post speculating that a new Smash game might come out in 2024-2025, other players expressed their desire to add more features to Ultimate.
“This may be a semi-unpopular opinion, but I would prefer if they just released a deluxe edition of Smash Ultimate for the next system (whenever that may be) with new characters/stages/etc. out,” YouTuber RogersBase said.
This may be a semi-unpopular opinion but I’d rather they just release a Deluxe edition of Smash Ultimate for the next system (whenever that may be) with new characters/stages/etc.
That or do a COMPLETE reboot with totally new move sets for every returning character. https://t.co/rNS7b6DVeD
— RogersBase (@RogersBase) March 6, 2023
However, a report said that Nintendo might continue putting the Super Smash Bros. franchise on hold.
Smash Ultimate was one of the biggest crossover games of all time, including over 70 fighters from various IPs. Unfortunately, ultimate had a difficult time with Sephiroth, Sora, Mario, Link, Ryu, Joker and other characters. The game’s production was halted soon after Fighters Pass 2.