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Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga data found on Nintendo 3DS eShop

Icons for a possible deluxe version appear

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A dataminer has found hints that Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga is heading to Nintendo 3DS. Twitter user SciresM, well-known in the Pokémon and 3DS hacking communities, dumped files over the weekend that included icons and other information pointing to a deluxe version of the Game Boy Advance role-playing game.

SciresM first tweeted about the possible Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga DX after rifling through a new update to the Nintendo 3DS eShop’s title ID database. When Nintendo “finally fixed their leaky metadata server,” he went ahead and posted specific icons he’d found through his searching.

Alongside an icon for the upcoming Ever Oasis is one that definitely looks familiar to Mario and Luigi series fans. Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga DX and Ever Oasis are among the previously unseen icons and names appearing in SciresM’s larger metadata dump of 3DS game title IDs and menu screen icons, which he also shared with his Twitter followers.

That there’s an additional “DX” appended to the GBA game’s title suggests that this may not just be a Virtual Console port, but it’s all speculation for now. Nintendo hasn’t said anything about bringing Superstar Saga, or any older Mario and Luigi game, to Nintendo 3DS. We’ve reached out to the company and will update if we hear more — but at this point, we’d expect any news to come next month, during E3 2017.

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