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Super Mario 3D All-Stars has reportedly leaked online, revealing details of how the upcoming Switch release has been compiled.
UPDATE: You can read our Mario 3D All-Stars review now.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Set for a limited-time release beginning on Friday, Mario 3D All-Stars features updated version of Mario 64, Mario Sunshine and Mario Galaxy.
And according to Twitter user OatmealDome, it appears that all three games have been emulated.
Should the datamines prove accurate and official emulators exist for Switch, then it potentially increases the likelihood of N64, GameCube and Wii games coming to Nintendo Switch Online in the future.
During Nintendo’s 79th AGM in June 2019—prior to the launch of SNES games for Switch Online—president Shuntaro Furukawa was asked specifically if the company has plans to re-release Nintendo 64 and GameCube software via Switch Online or other services.
“We cannot provide any new information about how or in what form software developed for past platforms will be delivered to consumers in the future, but we are currently offering Nintendo Entertainment System titles as part of the Nintendo Switch Online service,” he responded.
“This is just one of a variety of forms in which consumers could play past titles, and we’d like to deliver them in some form. We are very aware that many of our consumers have been asking for a way to play older titles like this.”