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Nintendo announced on Twitter that a new special edition console will release – Mario Red & Blue Edition. It will release on February 12th alongside Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury as part of Mario’s 35th-anniversary celebration.

This marks the 8th special edition Nintendo Switch, (not including any Switch Lite variants, or Japan exclusive editions) which include the Pokemon Let’s Go, Fortnite, Smash Ultimate, Diablo, and The Animal Crossing special editions.

The Mario Red & Blue Edition replicates the colors of Nintendo’s most iconic mascot – Mario. The dock and the console are red which is unusual because a lot of other special edition consoles kept the unit and dock black. The red joy-cons come with blue straps that mimic Mario’s overalls.

The special edition console also comes with a Mario-themed carrying case as well as a screen protector. Also, for that are keeping score, this is the 3rd red joy-cons that Nintendo has released. First kicking off the launch of the Switch with the “Neon-Red” joy-cons. Followed by the “Red” joy-cons that were bundled with Super Mario Odyssey. Now, these Mario edition joy-cons appear to be a different shade of red.

It is unknown whether or not Nintendo will sell these special edition joy-cons separately but based on the fact that Nintendo didn’t sell the Animal Crossing joy-cons separately, it is likely that they won’t.

As part of the 35th-anniversary celebration of the Mario franchise, Nintendo also put out a challenge to Nintendo Switch online members to defeat 3.5 million Bowsers collectively in Super Mario 35. By participating, Nintendo will reward players with Platinum points. The special edition console will release on February 12th, 2021 for a retail price of $299. Will you be picking up this console? Let us know in the comments.

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