A now taken-down page on Nintendo’s website may have revealed that Nintendo’s plans for Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary were delayed by nearly 5 months.

This now-removed page, discovered by those like @Wario64 on Twitter, was for the Super Mario Maker 2 “35th Anniversary Auto-Mario” Ninji Speedrun that was announced alongside Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, and much more during last week’s Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct.

However, this page stated that the special event was set to take place from April 14-21, almost 5 months before any of these celebrations in honor of Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary were revealed.

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We may never know if all of what was announced in the most recent direct would have been shown that early, or if this was the beginning of the celebration that would continue on throughout the year.

Rumors of these plans and what is now known as Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy, started making their rounds in late March 2020, shortly before this event would have taken place.

Due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nintendo and many other developers around the world had to change many of their plans for this year, but it does make one wonder what else Nintendo could have had planned this year if these celebrations took place even before what would have been E3 2020.

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Alongside the previously mentioned games, Nintendo is also planning on celebrating Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 35, and so much more.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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