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Switch My Way "Super Mario Party" commercial released

The party never stops!

Nintendo continues to release new commercials for their long-tail sellers, as the numbers keep ticking up. The latest commercial showcasing an older game is Super Mario Party, which you can check out above.

Nintendo reveals new controller bundles for Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Party in Japan, Ring Fit Adventure Switch bundle as well

Bundling up for the holidays

Nintendo has just announced a set of new bundles for the Switch in Japan. First up a new controller bundle for Super Mario Party. This bundle will include a Neon Pink and Neon Yellow Joy-Con.

Along with that, there will be a Splatoon 2 controller bundle that packs in the game with the special Splatoon-themed Switch Pro Controller.

Finally, there's a Ring Fit Adventure Switch bundle on the way as well. This bundle includes the Switch, a Ring-Con, and a copy of Ring Fit Adventure. The Switch itself does not have a special design.

All three of these items are set to launch in Japan on November 20th, 2020. The Ring Fit Adventure bundle is priced at 37,960 yen, 9,980 yen for the Super Mario Party bundle, and 12,960 yen for the Splatoon 2 bundle.

Super Mario Party, Mario Tennis Aces, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe are all 33% off in Europe

Major Mario deals

In honor of the Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary, Nintendo is offering some limited-time deals on Mario titles for the Switch. Super Mario Party, Mario Tennis Aces, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe can all be snagged on the Switch eShop for 33% off, but you only have until November 1st, 2020 to take advantage. Hopefully you don't have one of these games yet, and you can take advantage of the savings!

Target selling Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Super Mario Party Double Pack with a $10 gift card

A little something extra for your trouble

Want to snag two first party Switch games and get yourself a little something extra? Target has a deal going on right now for their Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Super Mario Party Double Pack, which is priced at $100. If you snag a pre-order for the package, you can walk away with a $10 gift card. Place your order here.

Super Mario Party, Yoshi's Crafted World, Kirby Star Allies, and Mario Tennis Aces gearing up for launch in China

Four big titles on the way

Some big-name Switch games are going to make their way to China in the near future. Tencent has registered game card code information for Super Mario Party, Yoshi's Crafted World, Kirby Star Allies, and Mario Tennis Aces in China. These product registrations are for game cards that will be sold in China. Now we know without a doubt that the games are on the way, but we're still waiting for a release date.

NDcube, the team behind Super Mario Party, handled Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

No surprises there

When Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics was announced, many people figured that NDcube was going to be handling development. Now that the game is out and credits can be checked, that is indeed the case. NDcube took on development, and a number of people involved with Super Mario Party returned for this title. Check out the credits below.

Director

Atsushi Nakao (Super Mario Party design director)

Design director

Takaki Kobayashi (Super Mario Party design director)
Makoto Eguchi (Super Mario Party game design)
Yuya Rokuyama (Super Mario Party game design)
Hiroyuki Seki (Super Mario Party game design)
Ryo Yokomizo (Super Mario Party game design)

Game design

Kunio Asahara (Super Mario Party game design)
Yukako Kawauchi (Super Mario Party game design)
Masafumi Ojika (Super Mario Party game design)
Yasuki Toyosawa (not involved with Super Mario Party)
Takayuki Ide (not involved with Super Mario Party)
Akihito Sato (not involved with Super Mario Party)

Chief program director

Tadao Shoyama (Super Mario Party program)

Program directors

Akira Matsumoto (Super Mario Party program director)
Atsushi Hamada (Super Mario Party program)

Chief art director

Takahiro Karino (Super Mario Party chief art director)

Art directors

Hidenobu Sasaki (not involved with Super Mario Party)
Ryoichi Okayama (Super Mario Party art)

Chief sound director

Ichiro Shimakura (Super Mario Party chief sound director)

Sound director

Yuhki Mori (Super Mario Party sound director)

Music director

Chamy Ishi (Super Mario Party music director)

Music

Toshiki Aida (Super Mario Party music)

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Adventure Guidebook bundle, Super Mario Odyssey Travel Guidebook bundle, and Super Mario Party Joy-Con Set seeing re-release in Japan

The bundles are back

Just in time for the holidays, Nintendo will be restocking the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Adventure Guidebook bundle, Super Mario Odyssey Travel Guidebook bundle, and Super Mario Party Joy-Con Set in Japan. These bundles are unchanged from their original releases, and all are due out Nov. 22nd, 2019.

Super Mario Party's source code contains references to DLC, as well as an unused board (UPDATE)

A look at what could have been

UPDATE - The dataminers behind this discovery have admitted to a mistake. It turns out they were looking at source code for Super Mario Party and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle at the same time, and got the code between the two games mixed up. The DLC mentions are for Mario + Rabbids, but the unused board does indeed come from Super Mario Party. You can find the original story below.

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Many thought DLC for Super Mario Party was a lock, but nothing has been announced since the game's launch. It seems like the chance of DLC now is slimmer than ever, but dataminers have found evidence that points to DLC being in Nintendo's plans at some point during development.

The game's code makes mention of both ‘SeasonPass’ and ‘DLC1,’ which are hard to read as anything other than post-launch content plans. Why these never came to fruition is unknown, but it turns out Nintendo had some other plans that were scrapped as well.

Among the source code was data for an unused city themed board. This could have been a test board at some point, or a planned board that never made it past the initial concept stage.

Nintendo releases "Switch My Way" commercials featuring Luigi's Mansion 3, Super Mario Party & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

What way will you Switch?


Nintendo is continuing their 'Switch My Way' campaign with some new commercials, but these feature the Switch Lite. Other than that, it's business as usual, as the commercials highlight some longtail-sellers, as well as up-and-coming titles.

Super Mario Party moves 500k in Germany (plus other sales totals)

Time to celebrate!

Super Mario Party has been a huge hit in Germany. Retailer data shows that the game has sold 500k in the country alone, which goes to show the power of the brand. Check out sales data for some other Switch titles in Germany below.

Super Mario Party – 500,000
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 200,000
Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu – 200,000
Pokemon Let’s GO Eevee – 200,000
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 200,000
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – 100,000
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – 100,000
Mario Tennis Aces – 100,000

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