What else would Nintendo Switch fans ask for after the announcement that Blizzard’s Diablo 3 coming to our hybrid console? How about a new edition of Super Mario Bros. U? According to a recent rumor, Nintendo might be releasing it later this year, with exclusive content and the DLC add-on featuring Luigi.
The rumor originates from sources connected to Nintendo of Europe and later reported by Comicbook.com. If the source statement is to be believed then a port of the Wii U exclusive Super Mario Bros. U will be heading to Nintendo Switch sometime in the next months. This will mark the third Wii U title to be ported to Nintendo’s latest console, along with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker.
Along with the basic version of Super Mario Bros. U, Comicbook’s sources reveal that the rumored title will include the New Super Luigi U add-on which was released back in 2013. Apart from that, the source pointed out that the ported game will indeed feature additional new content, however, no further information has been given on that matter.
As far as Mario franchise releases on Nintendo Switch goes, the company is doing an excellent job. Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are two of Switch’s most popular titles, competing against huge third-party releases like Skyrim and Wolfenstein 2. Mario Tennis Aces and the upcoming Super Mario Party are also two solid additions to the franchise, with potentially more to be released in the future.
Apart from all the aforementioned titles, Nintendo is bringing more NES Mario titles to the Switch. The service which releases in September will include Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Mario Bros. The company might release more in the future if they decide to add other retro console titles into the mix like SNES and Nintendo 64. For now, we can look forward to seeing Super Mario Bros. U potentially release this year.