Images of an unannounced Mario-themed Nintendo Switch hardware bundle have seemingly been published online.
The images below (via Reddit) show a bundle which includes the standard Switch console with red Joy-Cons and the option to download one of three Mario games (Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe or Super Mario Odyssey).
The bundle also comes with a sheet of stickers for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie, and it looks set to launch in the US based on the ESRB rating shown in one image.
Nintendo of America has officially confirmed plans to launch the ‘Nintendo Switch Mario Choose One Bundle’ on March 10 at a suggested retail price of $299.99 at the My Nintendo Store and select retailers.
As previously reported, it will include a standard Nintendo console with red Joy-Con controllers, the choice of a Mario game download (Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe) and Super Mario Bros. Movie stickers.
While a launch date isn’t confirmed, the images back up recent claims that a similar bundle will be released in Europe on March 10, which is when Nintendo celebrates Mario Day (Mar10).
Reliable leaker billbil-kun said last month that Nintendo was planning to release a bundle containing a standard Switch console with red Joy-Cons, a digital code for Mario Odyssey, and something related to the Super Mario Bros. Movie, which hits cinemas on April 5.
Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto recently said Nintendo isn’t ready to end fans’ wait for news about a fresh entry in the company’s flagship franchise.
In an IGN interview, he was asked why a new Mario game hadn’t been announced to coincide with this month’s opening of America’s first Super Nintendo World or the Mario movie.
“We’re always working on Mario, so when we get to a time where we can share information, we’ll certainly do so,” Nintendo representative director Miyamoto replied.