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Here’s why fans aren’t happy about Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario 3D All-Stars’

It’s the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. and Nintendo is definitely in the mood to celebrate.

On Thursday, the company dropped a surprise video announcing various game remasters, the launch of older Mario games for Switch and even a new Mario battle game. However, some fans aren’t too happy about how Nintendo has chosen to release these new games.

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Nintendo has announced the new Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection which includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. The entire collection is available starting Sept. 18 for Switch. As well, Nintendo has announced a new digital-only Mario-themed battle game which allows players to compete in Super Mario Bros. against 35 other players. This game launches on Oct. 1.

Fans, however, are going to have to act quickly to get their hands on these new releases. Nintendo has decided that the games will only be available for a limited time. So, by Mar. 31, 2021, all of these new games will be gone.

Naturally, the limited release took fans by surprise. While some are confused about why Nintendo would choose to only make these games available for a limited time only, others are just annoyed.

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Since the company’s announcement, fans have started referring to the Super Mario 3D All-Stars limited release move as “Disney Vaulting.” The phrase is in reference to Disney’s practice of re-releasing films for a limited time before making them unavailable again.

On Thursday, many Nintendo players began tweeting about the company’s decision.

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Some point out, however, that Nintendo’s limited release practice has actually happened various times over the years.

More information on Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection is available here.

What are your thoughts on Nintendo’s decision to make Super Mario 3D All-Stars a limited release? Let us know in the comments below.