For players who downloaded the game before the fateful date, they can erase the game and reinstall it whenever they want.
Another ephemeral game also suffers the same fate: Super Mario Bros. 35, available free of charge on the eShop until 31 mars, the battle royale disappears from the store. Its servers are also closing, so it is now impossible to play it.
Although most players do not approve of this process, Nintendo defends itself through Doug Bowser, during an interview with Polygon journalists, on the fact that the event will remain exceptional:
We are celebrating Mario’s 35th birthday in different ways. And with some of these titles, we thought this was the opportunity to release them for a limited time. They worked very, very well. Super Mario 3D All-Stars has sold over 2.6 million units in the United States alone. It is therefore clear that consumers were able to jump on it and take advantage of it. This is not a strategy that we are going to use on a large scale, but it is a strategy that we found very original for this anniversary.
As for the compilation of the 3 Mario games, it will still be available in physical version in stores for a few months, while supplies last. There is no doubt that second-hand gaming will increase in value over the years.
Finally, remember that this is also the date chosen Nintendo, the April 1st, to remove the sharing of level creations online on Super Mario Maker sure Wii U.
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