Update [Wed 24th Mar, 2021 00:00 GMT]: Nintendo of America has published yet another reminder that Super Mario 3D All-Stars for Switch will only be available until the end of this month. Now might be the time to grab it, if you haven't already.
Original article [Thu 18th Mar, 2021 01:35 GMT]: It's March, and that means Nintendo is soon removing everything under the sun that's related to Super Mario. Super Mario Bros. 35 is going, the Super Mario Game & Watch will no longer be available for purchase and even Netflix is pulling an old Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoon series.
The biggest loss, though, is arguably the removal of the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection - containing Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. While there are theories that Nintendo will eventually offer these games on the Switch individually, at the moment the company is showing no signs of this.
Nintendo's website yesterday issued a timely reminder, once again, giving fans notice that this three-in-one collection will leave the Switch eShop on 31st March 2021. Obviously, you'll still be able to download and play it after this date. Here's the message:
Super Mario 3D All-Stars leaves Nintendo eShop on March 31st.
If you’ve had your eye on the Super Mario 3D All-Stars™ collection, this reminder is for you! Please note that the digital version will be leaving Nintendo eShop on March 31st*.
With this collection, you can play three of Mario’s greatest 3D platform adventures: Super Mario 64™, Super Mario Sunshine™, and Super Mario Galaxy™. This limited-time collection was released last year as part of the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary.
If you’ve already purchased the digital version, you’ll still be able to play the game after March 31st. Even if you remove the game from your system, you’ll still be able to re-download any time.
For more info on Super Mario 3D All-Stars, please visit https://supermario3dallstars.nintendo.com/.
So, if you haven't already picked up a digital copy of the game, you might want to act fast. While we count down the remaining days, tell us below what your own thoughts are about Nintendo's decision to remove all of this Mario content this month.