Nintendo celebrated National Cat Day earlier this week in an interesting way. The company released an all new Narrator led trailer for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, only the narrator wasn’t speaking English.
The narrator also wasn’t speaking Japanese or any other human language.
They were speaking cat.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Meow, meow meow meow!
Happy #NationalCatDay! To celebrate, we asked a professional "meow" narrator to let you know that Mario & friends are excited to pounce like cats when #SuperMario3DWorld + Bowser’s Fury arrives on #NintendoSwitch 2/12!https://t.co/VgTASqLGp6 pic.twitter.com/EXsfq8A8P9
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 29, 2020
The narrator just meows constantly, with the lines being translated into English through subtitles on the bottom of the screen.
“Happy National Cat Day,” Nintendo of America said in a tweet that accompanied the trailer. “To celebrate, we asked a professional ‘meow’ narrator to let you know that Mario and friends are excited to pounce like cats when Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury arrives on Nintendo Switch (on) 2/12.”
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is an expanded port of the original Super Mario 3D World that will be released in early 2021 on the Nintendo Switch. The original game was released on the Wii U (which means that not a lot of people played it!).
It’s also going to have an additional mode that was not included in the original called Bowser’s Fury.
One of the main takeaways from Super Mario 3D World is the incredibly popular cat transformation. That’s coming back in the new version, but it will be slightly enhanced. Players will be able to climb higher in the Switch version while in the Cat form.
The game will also feature amiibo support for Cat Mario and Cat Peach figures that will be launching on the same day as the game.
The Wii U version of Super Mario 3D World only had eight directions for characters to move in. The Switch port does away with this restriction. The Player’s movement speed will also be increased, which means you’ll be able to get through the stages faster.
This is one of the releases that Nintendo has tied into the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.
Earlier this month, we saw the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars. It’s a collection of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy, all remastered for the Nintendo Switch.
Then there was the free Super Mario Bros. 35 multiplayer game, which is available for anyone who has a Nintendo Switch Online account. The game allows 35 players to face off against one another, racing through stages from the original NES release of Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury will release on the Nintendo Switch on February 12, 2021.