As you may have noticed, there's been a flurry of Super Mario-based news today following the surprise (or not so surprise, perhaps) Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct broadcast. Just one such nugget of news was the long-awaited arrival of Wii U's Super Mario 3D World on Switch in the form of the expanded Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.

The game is coming out on 12th February next year and Nintendo plans to release a double pack of new amiibo on the same day. Behold Cat Mario and Cat Peach in their glorious hi-res packaged form:

Obviously, the furry suits look a little less fluffy in plastic form, but they still look super cute in our book. There's no word yet on their exact in-game functionality, although they may well have something to do with the expanded Bowser's Fury content.

We'll keep an eye out for more information and update this post.

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