2020 is the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. after all.
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A new rumor fired up today, March 30th. This rumor, which comes from "multiple sources" close to videogameschronicle.com, says that Nintendo is working on a number of Mario related remasters that will hit the Nintendo Switch later this year. Not only will there be some Switch remasters of classic titles, but they even heard a little rumor about a new Paper Mario coming. All of this is supposedly due to be revealed during a big event in which Nintendo will celebrate 35 long years since the release of Super Mario Bros. on the NES.

According to VGC's sources, Nintendo will celebrate the 35th anniversary by re-releasing a number of titles from Mario's long history. Not only that, but these re-releases will be "remastered" for the Nintendo Switch. The extent to which these games will be remastered is really anybody's guess. It could be that they are getting a more in-depth remaster treatment like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time did when it came out as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D on the Nintendo 3DS in 2011.

This report, corroborated by a separate story from Eurogamer, says that the planned remasters include Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. The report goes on to say that Nintendo is also planning on releasing an all-new entry in the Paper Mario series and a "Deluxe version" of Super Mario 3D World.

All of these big reveals are supposedly going to be announced alongside some new details about Nintendo's partnership with Universal. This includes some new information about the attractions at the Super Nintendo World theme park along with a new animated Super Mario movie that is tentatively set to arrive in 2022. The original plan was to announce a lot of these 35th anniversary projects during E3. Of course, those plans had to be scrapped or drastically changed as E3 2020 is cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Of course, Nintendo's official stance on this rumor is that the company "does not comment on rumor and speculation."

So far, the only thing we've really seen come out of the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. was the release of a weird LEGO Mario set. You can see the release trailer for that below. This is a real product that you can buy right now. No, this is not a LEGO Mario video game. That doesn't exist, at least not yet. Perhaps one day, a LEGO Mario video game will come to pass, but not today.