Most of you are probably familiar with the commotion surrounding Mario’s 25th Anniversary, and Nintendo is celebrating by releasing new Mario products and accessories almost everywhere, and even remodeling their Nintendo World Store in New York. But the biggest surprise Nintendo has planned is the release of Super Mario All-Stars Anniversary Edition! We already posted regarding the game’s Japanese and European release dates, but it is now confirmed to be released in North America as well!

North American fans of the Mario series should worry no more, as Nintendo of America has finally confirmed that the game will also be heading to the US later this year on December 12th, right before the holidays!

As it’s already available in Japan and on its way to Europe (shipping on December 3rd), this limited edition set will be priced at $29.99. If you haven’t already checked what’s in the bundle, here’s the list of what is included:

  • Wii game disc with the SNES port of Super Mario All-Stars
  • Super Mario History 1985-2010 art booklet
  • Soundtrack CD with music from Super Mario Bros.Super Mario Bros. 2Super Mario Bros. 3Super Mario WorldSuper Mario 64, Super Mario SunshineNew Super Mario Bros.Super Mario GalaxyNew Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Super Mario Galaxy 2

There is no word yet on the game’s potential release in Australia.

Just a reminder: Nintendo has said that sales will continue “while supplies last,” so that means that there will be a limited run of the All-Stars Anniversary Collection. If you’re planning on checking it out, get it while it lasts!

The game is already extremely popular, as last week, Media Create reported that the Super Mario All-Stars bundle is the top selling game in Japan, even beating the sales of Pokémon Black & White after their fifth week.

Source: Gonintendo
  • Quizzicle

    I would buy it if it was a little cheaper, maybe $10 or $15. But $30 seems like a bit much.

  • Sweet! Thanks again, Mario, for 25 years of entertainment and music which really puts us into a gaming mood. Because it's still within the same year of number 25, Happy Anniversary!

  • bradley

    Nice. Maybe they can make a Zelda all-stars type thing on Zelda's 25th. Kind of improve the graphics of Zelda and Zelda II. Probably won't happen but a guy can dream.

    • dejavu

      Your logic is flawed…this post is about Mario, not flippen Zelda! But you can dream on, because it's not going to happen. There's enough Zelda stuff out there as it is. This makes your comment senseless.

      • bradley

        "Your logic is flawed…this post is about Mario, not flippen Zelda!"

        Its a Zelda site.

        "But you can dream on, because it's not going to happen."

        You obviously haven't seen the Zelda remake they announced at E3. In a way, it already has happened.

        "There's enough Zelda stuff out there as it is. This makes your comment senseless."

        Oh yeah. The same cannot be said for Mario.

  • Wait a second. If Mario All Stars has more than one game in the disc your getting it for a really cheap price.

    • silver_hero

      It's supposed to have one game by my knowledge. But considering it's a collectors limited edition that comes with a history of Mario art booklet and a soundtrack cd (with almost every music from each Mario game), that does seem like a good deal!

  • noob

    i luv this

  • Querulous

    I hate this. ^;P

    • QueenxLink

      haha

    • ChainofTermina

      I have no strong opinion either way regarding any of this.

      • ChainofTermina

        okay, maybe you people didn't get the joke. one person said "I love this" and then immediately after that some one else said "I hate this", so I said I have a neutral, in the middle standing on it. get it? It's supposed to be a joke, I'm not really serious.

        • QueenxLink

          I understood it perfectly fine

  • LegendOfHyrule31

    At least make it $25.00. Come on. Nintendo can't pull something like that when I could?

    • silver_hero

      If you want it for $25, pre-order it at a Target store because they always offer a $5 gift card if you pre-order a game =]

  • ILiekZelda

    Man, I remember when i was a kid playing Super Mario………..Galaxy 2 lol not really, I didn't really start getting into gaming until I was about 3 or 4 and got Zelda Ocarina of Time when it first came out then beat it a year later lol my dad had to help me alot, then i got Super Mario 64 sometime after that and but of course Majora's Mask which I never got past transforming human again!Until awhile ago!Good times, gooooooooooooooood times

  • Jared!

    I'll get this as maybe a late birthday gift (My birthday's Dec. 2nd)

    What i'm really excited about is the soundtrack CD. It has music from all my favorite games! Well, all of them :p
    Especially Super Mario Sunshine B)

    • really?

      You got by the Sand Bird? How???

      • Joko tree

        What.

  • silver_hero

    You don't have to pre-order it. Nintendo is going to keep making copies until a certain deadline, similar to what they have done with Metroid Prime Trilogy. But the question is how long will the game stay around.

  • Ulises

    This is good for those younger players who didn't get to knew and play the older games, but kind of weak for the rest of us, I mean, there is nothing new for me on that bundle, except for the box and I'm not paying for that.

  • matt17

    sucks how it doesn't include super mario world. has everything except that.
    I still have the real cartridge for SNES.
    I will not buy this. great nintendo thing for nintendo collectors.

  • Toonie

    Just got news that it will be for sale in Australia:
    To celebrate the anniversary of SUPER MARIO BROS.™, Nintendo is offering a new game pack – Super Mario All-Stars – 25th Anniversary Edition – available from December 2, 2010 for SRP AU $39.95, which includes four games for Wii™ plus bonus materials for Mario fans!

    Super Mario All-Stars – 25th Anniversary Edition includes a Super Mario All-Stars disc case containing four of the most loved Mario games of all time from the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) SUPER MARIO BROS., SUPER MARIO BROS. 2, SUPER MARIO BROS. 3 and SUPER MARIO BROS.: The Lost Levels all on one disc.

    This new collection will also include a special 32 page booklet detailing the full history of Super Mario and an audio CD containing music from Super Mario games spanning the last 25 years.

  • Andrew

    and what if I already own the SNES version of Super Mario All-Stars? And for that matter, Mario 3 and 2J on the Virtual Console, and 1, 2USA, and 3 on the NES? Is that still worth it? $30 still seems a bit steep, but at the same time, it would be pretty kickass.

    • Keimori

      I agotta agree with Zoraluigi on this, as he said theres a booklet , supermario allstars on a nice little Wii Disc AND A soundtrack CD, heck that alone could sell for $20 easy, so its a great deal, expesialy for younger fans that may have missed out first time around.

      Heck, Iknow I'm going to buy it.

  • Blade of Evil's Bane

    Not to burst anyone's bubble, but there was already Zelda Collector's Edition for GCN with LoZ, Zelda II, OoT & MM. Perhaps they can make a Zelda All Stars of all the classic portable games for the 3DS. OK I hope they make it for the 3DS but if a classic portable Zelda All Stars it would probably be DS/DSi

  • Ben

    what's on super mario all stars?

    • Will

      Super Mario All Stars is a compilation of 4 NES games. You get:

      -Super Mario Bros
      -Super Mario Bros 2
      -Super Mario Bros Lost Levels (the real Super Mario Bros 2 from Japan)
      -Super Mario Bros 3

      Its a really nice bundle!

  • noob

    the staf must hav a day of inn zu today, hehe

  • Valhelm

    If I were to give this to Pan (an Australian)i, could she play it?

  • Steve

    Really, It just an old SNES game with some pretty pictures. Not worth my money.
    Ya know what IS? NEW Super Mario All Stars. All the fun games from the original Super Mario All Stars, but with This ge graphics.

  • lolmaster24

    i frikkin want this

  • I love mario really awesome toon i watch it in nick

  • Currently, much more is known about the game play. It has already been announced that the game will be released with the Wii and an alternate Gamecube version for the unfortunate people who can’t buy a Wii the day it comes out.