Nintendo rolling out red and blue Switch for Super Mario 3D World

By Alex Calvin
12 January 2021 15:47 GMT

This is the first time that the console has launched in a different colour.

There’s a special red and blue edition of the Nintendo Switch on the way.

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The Japanese games giant is releasing this version of its console alongside the upcoming Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. That’s set to launch on February 12 and Nintendo gave us another look at the release earlier today.

This special edition of the Nintendo Switch comes with red Joy-Con controllers, each of which are accompanied with blue straps, as well as blue grips for the Joy-Cons. The console and dock itself are both red. This is the first time that Nintendo Switch is available in a colour other than that grey/black tone it has.

Players can also snap up a Mario Red and Blue carry case, as well as a screen protector. We’re not sure how a screen protector could be red and blue, but we’ll leave that to the nerds at Nintendo.

No doubt this will become yet another highly sought-after piece of special Nintendo hardware, following in the footsteps of that limited edition Animal Crossing Switch which keeps periodically appearing for sale at various places.

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