Mario Collection Special Pack Coming to Japan

It's-a-me, the rest of the world's envy!

Online retailer Play-Asia has just added a title to their catalogue that confirms our earlier speculation: this generation will indeed see its own Super Mario All-Stars in the form of Super Mario Collection Special Pack, which is set to come with a bonus booklet of artwork and other fun information as well as a full-fledged soundtrack CD.

Super Mario is celebrating his 25th anniversary this year. Now's the time to rediscover the fun of all the Super Mario games you have played. All instalments will be included in this super package, enjoy the classic platform action from the 80s and step up to the new ones. You can even experience the rare Super Mario USA journey.

Besides gaming, the package comes with a booklet with all the game sketches, illustrations and development information. Come see how Mario evolved over the years as you listen to the special soundtracks. Favourite themes and arrangements from all existing Mario games are collected into this CD. If you are a true fan, you couldn't miss this package.

Super Mario USA is Japan's title for the western release of Super Mario Bros. 2, an adaptation of their own Yume Koujou Doki Doki Panic. As for the rest, well, could they really include all of Mario's outings? What about doing so with updated graphics, as Nintendo updated those of All-Stars's set to Super Nintendo quality? Well... could they? Please?

Play-Asia lists a price tag of $34.90 USD and a Japanese release date of October 21. We'll let you know any and all news as it breaks.

Special thanks to Paul for the tip.

[via play-asia.com]