Super Mario Sunshine Remaster Rumored for 2020

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The debate between what constitutes as a port, remaster, or remake continues to plague the video game community. While the criteria for each is subjective, the truth is that nostalgia sells. And perhaps no other company sells nostalgia better than Nintendo. In a recent VCG article, Nintendo is rumored to be remastering multiple Mario games, which includes the controversial GameCube title Super Mario Sunshine.

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It is no secret that Super Mario Sunshine is a controversial game. While its controls are lackluster in comparison to other 3D Mario titles, most fans cite cryptic puzzle-solving as the reason for Sunshine’s disdain.

As with previous remasters, many of these mistakes can easily be corrected. According to VGC, Nintendo had planned to reveal multiple Mario remasters during its E3 Direct in June. Although the annual flagship convention is cancelled, Nintendo still plans to celebrate the plumber’s 35th anniversary. Along with a Super Mario Sunshine reveal, plans are in the works to release other 3D Mario titles to include Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, and Paper Mario.

While fans should be excited about the possibility of more Mario titles on the Switch, many questions remain. Will Nintendo release the Mario remasters as standalone titles or will the company package multiple titles into a 3D Mario Collection pack? How will Nintendo revamp the controls for Wii titles, such as Mario Galaxy 1 and 2?

As Nintendo continues to expand the Mario IP, such as the recent partnership with Lego, the company has plans to feature the Italian plumber in theme parks, stores, and other outlets. While the recent pandemics have changed the method by which Nintendo planned to celebrate Mario’s 35th anniversary, fans can rest assure that the company is still pressing forward with its 2020 release schedule.


While it is not unusual for Nintendo to port games onto new platforms, the video game giant has been hesitant to remaster older games. Because the Switch does not have a virtual console, the company will need to either remaster Super Mario Sunshine or release a GameCube application in a similar manner as the current NES and SNES online. But we want to know what you think. Would you buy a Super Mario Sunshine remaster? Let us know in the comments below or the social media links on the right. Also, be sure to check out our other news items on PokemonModern WarfareCapcomBlizzard and more.

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