Some swift Japanese ads provide more context
So we got a fair bit of Super Mario 3D All-Stars gameplay out of that initial salvo of announcements, but thanks to some more advertising materials, you can piece together a bit more.
It’s hard to believe that 3D All-Stars is nearly here, and that it’s set to go away early next year. But alas, that marketing strategy seems locked in at the moment, and it’s paying off for Nintendo: as 3D All-Stars is currently (at the time of publication) the number one best-seller on Amazon’s gaming list.
Here are a few fleeting looks at the game beyond the announcement video, which you can view above.
First up is this quick bit of pure gameplay from the official Japanese Mario 35th Twitter account, showcasing an early level from Mario Sunshine and the hub zone. You can get a clear look at the game’s performance and visuals here.
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By comparison, this Japanese ad is a lot less insightful, only providing a few moments here and there.
This Super Mario 64 All-Stars ad also focuses on snippets of a few of the more iconic moments, then gives us glimpses of ensemble gameplay.
Finally, this Galaxy ad showcases the game’s two-player functionality via two Joy-Con.