More than seven years since the initial release of the Nintendo Switch, the hybrid handheld console still maintains its momentum with more than 125 million units sold. But now as the biggest opponent, the PlayStation 2, is on the horizon up ahead to overtake, Nintendo will need to really use some firepower to make that a reality.
As expected, sales are to simmer down with so many units already distributed to consumers. But, with the number of legacy IP and releases, Nintendo could turn that around looking ahead. For example, the current release – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom – continues to top sales charts weeks after it shipped. And more is expected with the new Nintendo Direct taking place on Wednesday.
One major surprise reveal came in the form of a remake for the SNES classic, Super Mario RPG. You can watch the announcement trailer in the video below:
“Team up with an oddball group of heroes to save Star Road and stop the troublemaking Smithy Gang. This colorful RPG has updated graphics and cinematics that add even more charm to the unexpected alliance between Mario, Bowser, Peach, and original characters Mallow and Geno. Enter (or revisit) this world of eccentric allies and offbeat enemies in an RPG for everyone,” the description on the Nintendo eShop reads.
“Jump through a colorful world and give attacks some extra oomph in battle! Explore the vibrant environments with your party and jump towards your next goal! Run into monsters to enter turn-based battles with your party of three. Press the button at the right time for a satisfying dose of extra damage or helpful guard.”
What has you excited for Super Mario RPG?
Super Mario RPG ships on November 17, 2023 for Nintendo Switch.