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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting Super Mario-themed furniture

It’s a-me, Mario — on an Animal Crossing island!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - at a workbench Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

Super Mario-themed furniture will be added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo announced during a surprise Nintendo Direct on Thursday. Unfortunately, it’s not coming soon — those interested in Mario-ing up their island digs will need to wait until March 2021.

Until then, you’ll just have to play pretend with your own custom created clothing or patterns.

Details are slim. There’s basically nothing to go off of other than that the furniture items are coming next year. However, this won’t be the first time we’ve seen Super Mario-themed items in the Animal Crossing franchise — it’s been a tradition since the original Animal Crossing, appearing in all games since then, including Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. In years past, Nintendo ran a MAR10 day event where players could collect the crossover items in the mobile game. We can probably expect something similar with March 10 — MAR10 day — rolls around in 2021.

Nintendo’s surprise Direct is a celebration of Super Mario Bros.35th anniversary. A bunch of new, exciting announcements were made: Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

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