After months of rumors and leaks, Nintendo officially unveiled Super Mario 3D All-Stars a few days back. To the surprise of many, the game will have a limited release, and it’s too troublesome for retailers.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be available for $60 from this September up until March 2021. Moreover, it seems like Nintendo is also releasing a limited number of physical copies only. One UK retailer is already struggling to keep up with the demand, forcing it to cancel all pre-orders of the game.
Base cancels ALL pre-orders
Fans are taking to social media platforms to express their dismay over Base.com’s cancelation of pre-orders for the game. As per the email sent out by the retailer’s support, the problems are on Nintendo’s end.
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In the email, the company says that their allocation of titles for the Switch game is ‘woefully short.’ It adds, “this is very disappointing, and it is with great regret that we have to inform you that we will be unable to fulfill your order on the day of release.”
Since Nintendo and their UK distributors have yet to confirm that more stocks are coming, all orders have been canceled already. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Base will not be selling the game. Fans may have to visit the retailer to get a copy on launch day.
Of course, this is a big problem, especially for fans that want this collection badly. Base is yet to release more details about the issue as well.
What is the game about?
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a collection of three games. These include Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. The collection has been praised and criticized by fans already. Praises are for the fact that after all this time, Nintendo finally launched the collection.
On the other hand, fans are disappointed with the game’s AAA pricing. Usually, collections of games are much cheaper. What’s even more surprising is that the games aren’t even remastered versions of the original. Fans are also disappointed that only the first Super Mario Galaxy game will be a part of the collection.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars launches a few days from now, yet there are still issues with the game’s launch. Nintendo’s decision to have it made at a limited number is a big issue. Fans would like to hear more from Nintendo as the release date approaches.
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