Animal Crossing X SMB Furniture March 2021

Today's Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct threw up quite the number of plumber-themed announcements, several of them long-anticipated, others complete surprises. Nestled amongst the bigger news items were a few smaller nuggets; one particular inter-series mingling that caught our eye was the 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons X Super Mario' crossover that showed up about halfway though.

In honour of Super Mario's 35th birthday, themed furniture from the series will appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and they're coming in March 2021 (which will incidentally mark the first anniversary of New Horizons on Switch).

Hopefully, this will mean the return of several Nintendo-themed items which featured in Animal Crossing: New Leaf on 3DS but are missing from the Switch iteration at present, although there's no information on what form this furniture will take just yet. New Leaf featured a number of Nintendo-themed items including hardware-based furniture (remember those giant DS benches?) and other goodies from various franchises, including The Legend of Zelda and Metroid.

Here's a shot of some of the items we collected in New Leaf:

We found our flower-filled village 'Bell Air' to be in better shape than we were when we fired up our 3DS to grab this screenshot. Thank goodness for the Beautiful town ordinance!Nintendo Life
We found our flower-filled village 'Bell Air' to be in better shape than we were when we fired up our 3DS to grab this screenshot. Thank goodness for the Beautiful town ordinance!

March is a little way off, but we're hardly wanting for Mario-themed content right now! In the meantime, we'll be dreaming of decorating out islands with Fire Flowers, Red Shells and Starmen.

Let us know below what Mario-themed items you'd like to see in Animal Crossing.