Nintendo has revealed a new Mario edition Switch, which is the first variant of the console for the screen unit itself to be offered in a different colour.
The Mario Red & Blue Edition replicates the iconic colours of Nintendo’s mascot, with red Joy-Con controllers featuring blue straps and blue grips that mimic Mario’s dungaree straps. The dock and system unit itself are also red, rather than the traditional black format. Additionally, the Mario Red & Blue Edition also ships with a matching carrying case, as well as a screen protector.
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The new “Mario Red” Joy-Con color is the third red color variant Nintendo has made, after the standard “Neon Red” launch color and the later “Red” Joy-Con that accompanied the release of Super Mario Odyssey. The set marks the eighth special edition Joy-Con release. It is not yet known if the set will be sold separately in any market like the 10 standalone Joy-Con colors.
This special edition version of the Switch console will be available to buy from February 12 – the release date of the Super Mario 3D World Switch version – and will be priced at $299.99. Nintendo states that it will be available from ‘select’ retailers, so you may need to browse a little to find a place selling them. Alternatively, you could go directly to the Nintendo store where the console is already listed.
Today also saw the reveal of the Switch version of Super Mario 3D World and its expansion, Bowser’s Fury.