Earlier today, Nintendo released a new trailer for the Nintendo Switch re-release of Super Mario 3D World, more specifically the all new Bowser’s Fury content. But the announcements didn’t stop there, as the company unveiled a second new collectible pin set its releasing as part of the Super Mario series’ 35th anniversary celebrations.
The set consists of six different pins, with one being of the Super Mario 35th’s anniversary logo, featuring Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Bowser, and a Goomba. The rest are all based on notable titles from the series history, specifically Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario Bros. U, Super Mario 3D World, and Super Mario Odyssey.
However, much like the first set, it can’t simply be purchased from Nintendo’s store. The only way to earn one is to complete a series of missions, which are also only available to My Nintendo users. Fortunately, none of the missions are particularly challenging, with some requiring participation in an online event, playing Super Mario Bros. 35, or even just reading the monthly My Nintendo Newsletter.
To earn the pin set, 15 missions must be completed. It doesn’t matter which ones, with the only mandatory one being a purchase of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, which is due to release in February.
However, at the time of writing, only 13 missions are available, with several others, like the NintendoVS Challenge Cup and Super Mario Maker 2 challenge, having ended. Hopefully, Nintendo will add new ones so anyone who’s only just starting isn’t immediately locked out of earning a pin set. The only other way to get one is to enter a sweepstakes competition, where there are many other prizes to win as well, like figures, T-shirts, and Lego sets.
Nintendo does warn that the pin set will only be available in limited quantities, so there’s not necessarily a guarantee that completing the missions will net someone a set. Anyone who is interested has until April 1 to enter, which seems to be when Nintendo will wrap up the celebrations as it’s the day after Super Mario 3D All-Stars is being delisted.
2021 looks to be a big year for the company, with fans having high expectations for both the Legend of Zelda and Pokemon anniversaries happening and it marking the grand opening of its theme park in Japan.
There is also hope that a new Nintendo Direct will arrive this month and shed some light on whatever new games the company has planned for 2021 and/or provide an update on titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Metroid Prime 4.