Super Mario dies on March 31?
Today, March 31, 2021, is the unofficial death of the most popular red-wearing plumber, Mario. A lot of the Nintendo fans of the said game predicted that this will be the last day that the game character will be actively playing in various consoles.
This was after they found out that old franchises of the game series are now getting out of its releases. Two of the games include the old-time classic “Super Mario 3D All-Stars” and “Super Mario Bros 35.”
These games will soon be gone for limited run in Switch consoles until March 31, according to the recent announcements of Nintendo. Other than that, the company also said that the 35th anniversary Super Mario products will be on sale until the same day of 31st.
Nintendo said that “titles such as ‘Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury,’ ‘Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit,’ and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System — Nintendo Switch Online version of ‘Super Mario All-Stars’ will continue to be available on Nintendo eShop and at local retailers beyond March 31st, 2021.”
Why is it predicted?
Since these announcements were pretty unusual from Nintendo, to think that Super Mario is one of their trademarks in gaming, thousands of fans predicted that the character might be dying after the month of March, this year.
Here are some of the comments on social media about Mario’s rumored death:
“Mario dies tomorrow, I’m gonna miss him,” one Twitter user said Tuesday, adding a sad face emoji at the end.
“Mario dies tomorrow. I can already feel the pain,” another speculated.
Another Twitter user also said that Mario will no longer be the star of the game, and it’s time for Luigi.
“The time has come, Luigi is the star now,” said another user.
Nothing’s sure now
Of course, these claims are just speculations from social media. Also, Nintendo has not yet released any statements on the possibility of removing Super Mario to its franchises—so it is still too early to have these claims as facts.
What we know so far
Technically, there is still no information available, as of now. What we know so far, however, is the fact that tomorrow is also the start of ‘April Fool’s Day.’ Other rumors suggest that Nintendo is only doing an ‘April Fool’s Day’ prank for the death of Mario.
History of Super Mario
There’s a long history behind the creation of the Super Mario, and his franchises. Nintendo’s flagship character was originally created by Japanese artist, Shigeru Miyamoto.
Mario first appeared in the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong as Jumpman. At the time, players knew him with his features. Then, developers decided to change his name to ‘Mario,’ after name of the first owner of Nintendo Warehouse, Mario Segali.
At the start of the year 1996, the game was considered as “The Greatest Videogame of All Time.” Even up till now, the game is still garnering good numbers.