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Every announcement from Mario Day 2024

Look at that, it’s already Mario Day! Here’s a guide to every announcement from Nintendo and its partners celebrating our favorite Italian.

Mario Day 2024: A screenshot of the three NSO Game Boy titles on a red background, blurred and overlaid with Paper Mario, Lego Mario, and movie Mario all outlined in white

Mario Day is always a big day for fans of the jumpman himself, and this year’s celebration is no different. Shigeru Miyamoto took to YouTube to deliver the franchise’s exciting news to us personally, which included new additions to the Nintendo Switch Online library and confirmed release dates for two highly anticipated remakes.

The majority of Miyamoto’s announcement video focuses on the commercial success of 2023’s Super Mario Bros Movie, which seems to have cemented Nintendo and Illumination’s working relationship. In fact, the animation studio’s CEO, Chris Meledandri, joins Miyamoto in delivering more information about the next movie in the series. Despite the fact that Illumination hasn’t even started animating it yet, the pair announced that the sequel is slated for release in the US on April 3, 2026.

Miyamoto offered some further insights via tweets shared across the official Nintendo Twitter accounts. He said, “This time too, the staff at Illumination and Nintendo are working together. We’re thinking about broadening Mario’s world further, and it’ll have a bright and fun story. We hope you’ll look forward to it!” Could this mean we’ll finally take a trip to Yoshi’s Island? Or meet Wario and Waluigi? Only time will tell.

The rest of Nintendo’s short video went on to confirm the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door release date and the Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD release date. It also announced that Dr. Mario for the Game Boy, and Mario Golf and Mario Tennis for the Game Boy Color are arriving on the Switch’s virtual console in just a couple of days, on March 12, 2024, adding to the already extensive library of Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy games.

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As we suspected, Lego fully leaned into the Mario Day celebrations, revealing some awesome new playsets like the Bowser Express Train, King Boo’s Haunted Mansion, and Peach’s Castle. The toy brand also teased that a Lego Mario Kart line is arriving in 2025, which we cannot wait to see. There’s currently a Mario Day sale happening on the Lego website if you’re looking to scoop up some of the new sets.

There are plenty more fun experiences to explore on the Mario Day website, including an extended NSO free trial, Super Mario World challenge rewards, a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament, and a massive sale across many of Mario’s beloved Switch titles on the Nintendo eShop.

That’s everything from Mario Day 2024. Explore more of the Mushroom Kingdom with our list of the best Mario Lego sets, favorite Mario characters, and new Mario game speculation.