Though Mario wasn’t Nintendo’s main nominee at The Game Awards 2020, you can’t stop this plumber from celebrating until March 31st, 2021.
As part of the event, the London Philharmonic performed a brief Super Mario Bros. medley out of Abbey Road Studios.
Fitting for the 35th Anniversary year, multiple titles and eras were featured in the brief, but no less excellent, medley. These included the original NES Super Mario Bros., Super Mario 64, the Wii’s Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Odyssey to finish things on the Switch.
Of course, this wasn’t the only medley from the London Philharmonic during the show. As part of the finale and announcement of Game of the Year, they honored each of the nominees. This included Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and fellow Switch releases DOOM Eternal and Hades.
Also featured were Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, and the award’s winner – The Last of Us Part II. Though these aren’t on Switch, FFVII’s Sephiroth was revealed as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s next DLC fighter, giving the RPG classic some love on Switch all the same.