Nintendo‘s various games released to celebrate Super Mario’s 35th anniversary and Fire Emblem’s 30th anniversary will no longer be available after today.
Switch‘s flagship title Super Mario 3D All-Stars has been advertised as a limited time release since its first announcement, and from April 1 it will be pulled from the eShop and no new physical copies will be manufactured.
Anyone who buys Super Mario 3D All-Stars on the eShop before April 1 will still be able to play, delete and redownload the game after that date.
Nintendo also recently confirmed that Super Mario 3D All-Stars download cards purchased from retailers will be redeemable “after April”.
Meanwhile, the Switch Online battle royale title Super Mario Bros. 35 will also have its online servers shut down on April 1. Unlike Super Mario 3D All-Stars, however, Super Mario Bros. 35 will be unplayable after that date, meaning it will essentially become a ‘dead’ game.
Finally, the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch, which launched in November, will also no longer be manufactured starting April 1.
The Mario titles won’t be the only Nintendo products to be pulled at the end of March. The original Famicom version of Fire Emblem was localised to English for the first time and released in December 2020, but it too will be pulled from the eShop on April 1.
Priced at $59.99/£49.99 and released on September 18, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a compilation containing Switch remasters of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy.
As of December 2020, the game had sold 8.4 million copies worldwide, and that number is likely to increase throughout the rest of March as players try to buy it before the deadline ends.
On March 1, Nintendo reiterated its plans to pull the products from sale at the end of the month.
“The Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary campaign will end at the end of March 2021,” the company said on Twitter. “With the end of the campaign, the production, sales and services of some products will also end.”