Update: This special Super Mario Bros. 35 event is now live! If you want to take part and claim some Platinum Points for your My Nintendo account, make sure to catch up on the info in our article below and get stuck in.

Original Article (Tue 12th Jan, 2021 15:00 GMT): The Mario news just keeps on coming, as Nintendo celebrates today's grand Bowser's Fury reveal with a special challenge for Super Mario Bros. 35 players.

Called the Super Mario Bros. 35 World Count Challenge, a special in-game event will allow players from all over the world to work together to complete specific goals. This all happens over a set period of time, and three events will take place between January and March.

The first event tasks players with defeating a whopping 3.5 million Bowsers over a one-week period. It will kick off on 18th January at 11pm PT, running until 25th January at the same time. To help out, the game's Special Battle during that week will feature courses that offer "additional opportunities" to battle with Bowser.

If the grand total of 3.5 million Bowsers is reached, all players who took down at least one Bowser over that period will receive 350 My Nintendo Platinum Points as a reward. More details on the second and third challenges will be revealed at a later date.

Think you'll get stuck into this special event? If you missed the news, a special Mario-themed Nintendo Switch console has also just been revealed!