Nintendo gives us a better look at Super Mario Game & Watch

A new version of the retro '80s gaming system is coming out in November.

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Nintendo's Super Mario Bros.: Game & Watch


Nintendo is bringing back its classic Game & Watch from 1980, with more details of the Super Mario Bros. handheld gaming system revealed Thursday. A video on YouTube shows that it now sports a modern LCD screen, a control pad shaped like a plus sign, a rechargeable battery with USB connector and a digital clock onscreen that you can crack open with Mario to reveal more items and coins.

Nintendo's new Game & Watch will come with Super Marios Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and Ball (Mario Version). The system is scheduled to launch Nov. 13, with preorders for the $50 system opening soon.

Nintendo announced the retro gaming system earlier this month with a surprise Nintendo Direct presentation celebrating Mario's 35th anniversary. At the same time, the Japanese gaming company confirmed that the long-rumored Super Mario 3D All-Stars -- a bundle with Super Mario 64Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy -- will hit the Nintendo Switch on Sept. 18 for $60.

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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is also coming to the Switch, on Feb. 12, 2021, and will add online cooperative play and new levels with Bowser. Nintendo Switch Online is additionally getting a battle Royale-style game called Super Mario Bros. 35 from Oct. 1 until March 31, 2021.

Lastly, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit comes out on the Switch on Oct. 16 for $100.

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