Nintendo celebrates Mar10 Day with games, movie news and a variety of Mario-themed activities

12 March 2024

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door launches 23rd May, Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD launches 27th June, and classic Game Boy titles featuring Mario arrive this week on Nintendo Switch Online.

As part of the MAR10 Day celebration, Nintendo released a surprise video announcing release dates for two anticipated titles featuring Mario and friends, three classic Game Boy games that will soon be available to Nintendo Switch Online members on the Nintendo Switch family of systems, plus an announcement regarding a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros. No need to avoid Piranha Plants or dodge fireballs to find out what’s in store – just check out this exclusive announcement video here:

Now get ready to relive some classic Game Boy memories, embark on an adventure with Mario through a paper world and give Luigi a little bit of the spotlight, too (he deserves it). MAR10 Day continues with:

  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is Unfolding … Soon!: On 23rd May, travel alongside Mario and his irrepressible companions through a paper world as you unlock the mystery of the Thousand-Year Door. The witty and whimsical RPG arrives on the Nintendo Switch system twenty years after its original debut on Nintendo GameCube. This revamped version features enhanced graphics as well as new gameplay features. Pre-orders are now available on the Nintendo eShop.

  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD Opens its Doors: Help Luigi retrieve the missing shards of the Dark Moon scattered across several distinct haunted mansions – each with their own puzzles to solve and ghosts to capture. On 27th June, use your superpowered ghost-hunting tool, the Poltergust 5000, to suck up ghosts (and window curtains) and blow air to search every nook and cranny of the chilling-yet-charming mansions. The spooky fun adventure Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, originally released for the Nintendo 3DS™ system as ‘Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon’, arrives in visually enhanced HD on the Nintendo Switch system. Pre-orders are now available on the Nintendo eShop.

  • Three Classic Game Boy Games Featuring Mario Coming to Nintendo Switch Online: On 12th March, three classic games featuring Mario make the leap onto Nintendo Switch, available to play as part of the Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online library:

    • First, there’s Dr. Mario, the classic puzzle challenge where you’ll throw multi-shaded vitamin capsules into a bottle filled with nasty viruses. Move, shift or spin the capsules as they fall to make the viruses disappear.

    • The stakes are high in Mario Golf as you race to become the Grand Champion of golf. Four Club Champs stand in your way, and you'll have to defeat them all to get a shot at playing the most famous golfer in the land!

    • In Mario Tennis, develop from a rookie to a seasoned pro by honing your skills in four fun-packed game modes. Practice at the Royal Tennis Academy, take on the Mario Tour and keep your skills sharp through a series of challenging minigames.

  • Exciting News for LEGO Super Mario - LEGO just unveiled a thrilling teaser of what’s next in the pipeline within the LEGO Super Mario universe. The teaser revealed a silhouette of a kart made of LEGO bricks alongside a LEGO® Mario™ figure. You heard it right: Mario Kart will be coming to LEGO Super Mario in the future. Stay tuned for more!

  • Plus, Even MORE Mario Fun: Don’t forget there are still other ways to keep making the most of MAR10 Day all month long so don’t miss out!

    • Challenge friends and family to classic NES™, Super NES™, and Game Boy™ games with Nintendo Switch Online.* In honour of MAR10 Day, Nintendo is offering twice the fun with the Nintendo Switch Online 14-Day Free Trial Membership (typically 7 days), available now through 17th March. This trial is also available for Nintendo Switch owners who have previously claimed a Nintendo Switch Online free trial, so everyone can join in the fun!

    • Until March 24th, you can receive 10% back in Gold Points for use with your next purchase when you purchase select Mario titles for Nintendo Switch – including Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Party, Super Mario RPG, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Luigi's Mansion 3 – on Nintendo eShop, or redeem a download code for one of the titles within the promotion period.

    • Shop a wide range of Super Mario products on My Nintendo Store, including games, merchandise and My Nintendo rewards. That’s not all, more amiibo have now been added, including the Super Smash Bros. Collection and more!

    • There’s also a special mission you can complete by playing the Super NES classic Super Mario World to earn some Platinum Points. Visit the Nintendo Switch Online application on your console for more information.

  • New Animated Film Based on the World of Super Mario Bros.: Shigeru Miyamoto made a surprise appearance in the video to announce that Nintendo is working together with Illumination on a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros. The film will arrive on 3rd April, 2026, in the US and many other markets globally, with a few selected territories releasing throughout the month of April.

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