Bowser’s Fury will be playable immediately from the title screen

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There’s just under a month to go before Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury launches on Nintendo Switch. We received more information through Tuesday’s trailer and even more information with yesterday’s overview trailer. The most exciting thing about the Switch version of 3D World is, of course, Bowser’s Fury. It definitely seems to have some Super Mario Odyssey vibes surrounding it, so everyone is obviously excited to dive right in. Luckily, Bowser’s Fury will be playable immediately upon loading up the game.

This has been confirmed by the Japanese Super Mario 35th Anniversary Twitter account. All you’ll need to do is select it from the title screen, and your adventure can begin, according to translations. This is reminiscent to how Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition allowed its Future Connected epilogue to be playable immediately from the title screen.

I have already played Super Mario 3D World to death on the Wii U, so personally I’ll be diving into the interesting new mode. However, if you are new to Super Mario 3D World, you have the option to play that first as well.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury launches on Feb. 12, alongside a special edition Super Mario Switch console and two amiibo, and Boswer’s Fury will be playable from the get-go.


Jaimie Ditchfield
Freelance Writer. Work seen on GGRecon, Zelda Universe, and BackToTheGaming. Studied Games Journalism and PR for three years, and is relentless at spreading his love for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.