Animal Crossing: New Horizons Will Celebrate the Super Mario Anniversary in March

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Will Celebrate the Super Mario Anniversary in March

Who's hoping to make their island into Delfino Plaza?

Nintendo dropped a ton of news on us this morning with the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct presentation, but the video didn't even spell out all of the plans for the plumber's big milestone. Buried deep in the details of a new press release, Nintendo also teases that its most popular game of 2020 is also getting in on the Super Mario anniversary fun next year.

In March 2021, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be getting some Super Mario themed furniture in an update, Nintendo reveals. That's about all we know for now—there are no additional details on how many furniture pieces there will be, what they'll look like, or how we'll obtain them.

It could be the case that we'll just load up New Horizons one day to find some Mario decor at Nook's Cranny, but it seems more far likely that we'll get these goodies by way collecting or crafting them in of some kind of limited-time event. If that turns out to be the case, hopefully it won't be a rhythm-interrupting grind like Bunny Day was.

Some other Nintendo titles will also include little tributes to Super Mario over the next few months. Super Mario Maker 2 will get an anniversary-themed Ninji Speedrun level in November, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will host a 2020 tournament that's limited to Super Mario characters, and Splatoon 2 will put on an anniversary Splatfest in January.

If it's been a while since you've checked in on New Horizons, head on over to our guides section for Animal Crossing to find out how you can make the most of your return to the island.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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