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Universal Studios Japan delays Super Nintendo World's opening once again

Universal Studios Japan had originally planned to open Super Nintendo World in the Summer of 2020, but the pandemic made that impossible. Universal then pushed back the opening to Feb. 4th, 2021, but unfortunately, that date is no longer happening either.

Universal Studios Japan has announced that Super Nintendo World will now open later than Feb. 4th, 2021, but no specific date was given. This delay has come about due to the pandemic as well, as a variant that spreads more quickly has hit Japan. When a new opening date is shared, we'll bring that to you.

Dr. Mario World "Newly Added Doctors & Assistants" for Jan. 14th, 2021

No WAY am I trusting Iggy to give me medical care

Dr. Mario World is getting another round of doctors and assistants. Dr. Iggy leads the pack this time, and he's bringing his assistant Conkdor with him. Check out what the duo has to offer in today's trailer.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury's file size revealed

Beefier, but not by much

The original Wii U release of Super Mario 3D World wasn't very big when it came to file size. The entire game took up just 1.7 GB on Wii U. Over on Switch, you'll need a bit more room if you plan on downloading the game.

The official listing for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury reveals that the game takes up 2.9 GB of space. Over a gig's worth of data added to this version of the title, and there's no doubt some of that is due to the Bowser's Fury mode. That said, 2.9 GB really isn't much when compared to most releases nowadays.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury lets you choose Bowser's Fury mode right from the start

No need to unlock

There will be millions of players diving into Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on Switch who've never played the original Wii U release. That means they have a wealth of content to enjoy on day one. That said, there are also Wii U fans who've already played through Super Mario 3D World in its entirety. Those players might be eager to try out the Bowser's Fury mode, and the good news is that you can do that right away.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury's title screen allows you to pick which game you want to play. No need to work through Super Mario 3D World again in order to unlock the Bowser's Fury content. Dive right in from the start and see what it has to offer!

GoNintendo Video - Super Mario 3D World's Bowser's Fury mode looks INSANE!

Fast and furrious

Super Mario 3D World fans from the Wii U days have a pretty considerable reason to double-dip. Over the last couple of days, Nintendo has finally shared new details on the Bowser's Fury mode, and it's quite a wild scenario! All I know is that I can't wait to give it a go!

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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury cover art updated to feature less Luigi, more Mario

Bowser steals the spotlight

This week, we finally got to see what the Bowser's Fury mode of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has to offer. Now that the cat's out of the bag, Nintendo has also shared updated cover art for the game. The image on the left shows the first cover Nintendo released, and the image on the right is the updated option. Even though they are marked for North America and Europe, this is the cover art that will be used in all regions.

Find hidden stickers on the Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury website to earn 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points

Finally putting those Highlights skills to work

Looking for an easy way to snag some My Nintendo Points? Spending just a few minutes over at the official website for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury will net you 100 Platinum Points! All you have to do is track down five "hidden" stickers on the website. It should be easy enough to find them, as they all have paw prints leading to their hiding spots. Get to work on tracking them down here!

Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo functionality in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury recapped

Scan each for a helpful boost

The Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo were revealed some time ago, and now we know they're launching day-and-date with Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, which is due out on Feb. 12th, 2021. Nintendo also shared details on what each amiibo will do in the game.

Scanning in Cat Mario will turn you into the invincible White Cat Mario if you're having some trouble, and using the Cat Peach amiibo will drop random power-ups into the game.

Cat Mario now featured on the Switch eShop loading screen outside of Japan

Did you CATch that?

Earlier in the week, we shared an update on the Switch eShop in Japan. Nintendo had added a Cat Mario running animation to the Switch eShop in honor of the new trailer for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Now that same running animation is live on the Switch eShop in North America as well. You can get a look at the animation in action via the tweet above.

Overview trailer for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury released

Lots of new information in this 7 minute overview video

Team up with up to 3 other players to save the Sprixie Kingdom from the greedy clutches of Bowser. Then, adventure through the islands of Lake Lapcat, where unlikely allies Mario and Bowser Jr. unite to stop gargantuan Bowser from his furious rampage. Play two adventures in one game—Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury launches on February 12, 2021, only on Nintendo Switch.