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Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary hits Europe on Dec. 3


Europe will be able to play Super Mario All-Stars on the Wii -- and, perhaps more importantly, collect some new Mario stuff -- on December 3. Nintendo of Europe announced plans today to release Super Mario All-Stars: 25th Anniversary in the region, in a deluxe package similar to the Super Mario Collection Special Pack coming out in Japan this month.

The new Wii package includes Super Mario All-Stars (SNES versions of Super Mario Bros. 1-3 and The Lost Levels), a history booklet, and a CD with selections from throughout the series, through Super Mario Galaxy 2.

With all the special edition items in Japan and this in Europe, we in North America feel left out of the festivities. We're checking with Nintendo of America about potential release plans for the collection here.

Update: Nintendo UK posted an image and a press release here.

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Super Mario All-Stars – 25th Anniversary Edition to include four games plus bonus materials

7th October 2010 – If you needed another reason to celebrate 25 years of Super Mario, how about a Super Mario All-Stars – 25th Anniversary Edition, containing four of the original most famous Mario games of all time from the NES, as well as a bunch of extra collectables, launching across Europe now on Wii from 3rd December 2010.

Super Mario All-Stars – 25th Anniversary Edition will include a Super Mario All-Stars Disk case containing Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels all on one disk, giving Mario fans four reasons to relive the excitement of these classic games on Wii. And if you missed out on them the first time round, now's the time to discover four of the reasons why Super Mario has become one of gaming's most loved series' of all time.

This new collection will also include a special booklet detailing the full history of Super Mario as well as a real treat for fans of the series – an audio CD containing music from Super Mario games spanning the last 25 years, from the original 1985's Super Mario Bros. to 2010's Super Mario Galaxy 2, with classics such as Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine along the way.

In the quarter of a century since Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto's team put the finishing touches to his first major adventure, Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Mario has become one of the most globally recognised characters in the world of entertainment. The Super Mario Bros. series is now the best-selling video game series of all time, with more than 240 million units sold globally.

Join Mario's 25th Anniversary celebration in style, with Super Mario All-Stars – 25th Anniversary Edition, available across Europe on Wii from 3rd December 2010.

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