This fall marks the 25th anniversary of Nintendo's hugely popular Super Mario Bros. franchise. To celebrate, the company last week announced new Mario anniversary Wii and DS system bundles. Now, the company stated its plans to offer a new Mario software bundle.
Nintendo today announced that Super Mario All-Stars will release in North America on December 12. The $30 limited edition pack contains four classic Super Mario Bros. titles, as well as a commemorative art booklet and soundtrack CD. It is currently available in Japan.
The four titles included in the bundle are Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3. All four bundled titles feature "updated graphics" and "enhanced sound."
The soundtrack CD, dubbed Super Mario History, is a collection of music and sound effects from the mustachioed-plumber's virtual history. Specifically, the disc features music ranging from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario Galaxy 2, which was released earlier this year. In addition, the soundtrack will contain the "first official release" of the "Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme," the memorable tune from the original Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario All-Stars will also come with an art book. The 32-page Super Mario History book contains interviews, concept art, behind-the-scenes details on the history of Mario, and "never-before-seen design sketches."
Those interested in learning more about the 25th anniversary of Mario can head to a commemorative website Nintendo recently launched, Mario.25.Nintendo.com.