March 10 is Mario Day, and Nintendo is celebrating all month long with Mario content, including eShop sales on Mario games, the opening of Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Hollywood, and The Super Mario Bros. Movie Direct, which revealed the final trailer for the upcoming movie.
Watch the quick Direct above, which features the main cast of the film, the directors, the head of studio Illumination, and the father of Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto. The Super Mario Bros. film continues to look absolutely spectacular.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie will release in theaters on April 5.
Next, the game sales! In honor of Mar10 Day, players can save on the following Mario games on the Nintendo eShop during Wave 1:
- Mario Party Superstars $39.99 (33% off)
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze $39.99 (33% off)
- Yoshi’s Crafted World $39.99 (33% off)
- Luigi’s Mansion 3 $39.99 (33% off, the Multiplayer Pack DLC is also on sale)
The Wave 1 sale ends March 23, after which the Wave 2 sale will begin, which will include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Mario Maker 2, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.
The sale also features a Switch “Mario Choose One” Bundle. The Switch console features a black console, red Joy-Con, and your choice of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, or Mario Odyssey, for $299.
Now’s also a great time to pick up the AR racing game, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. It’s 40% off through April 7.
Super Nintendo World has also officially opened at Universal Studios Hollywood. Guests can ride the Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge ride, eat at Toadstool Cafe, and explore the colorful Mushroom Kingdom. Nintendo is hosting a Family Fun Sweepstakes that includes airfare to Los Angeles and a 2-day pass to the theme park for up to four guests.
“With a wide variety of activities all month long, we want all of Mario’s fans to know that every day can be a Mario Day,” said Devon Pritchard, Executive Vice President, Nintendo of America. “We hope fans of all ages will find their own special way to experience Mario this month and create long-lasting memories that will put smiles on their faces – whether it’s helping Mario save the day or visiting him in the real-life Mushroom Kingdom at Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Hollywood.”