Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary collection set announced for Europe. Release date is on December 3, 2010

Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Wii Collection set European box artwork
Europe will get the Super Mario All-Stars – 25th Anniversary collection set on December 3rd, announced Nintendo of Europe to celebrate the beloved plumber’s 25-years of Goomba-stompin’ and Princess-rescuing.

As we previously reported, the Super Mario All-Stars Wii collection for Mario’s 25th anniversary rumor had the set coming to Japan, but it was unknown if it would be released outside the Land of the Rising Sun.

Now Europe is officially getting the set as well. Hopefully North America will then follow.

The set really isn’t anything special game-wise. It will include the same games as the original Super Mario All-Stars, including: Super Mario Bros. 1, Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. Nope, no Super Mario World is included much to my dismay.

However what makes this set special is the extras. It’s sure to get a limited run (I’d imagine), and includes a history book with art and never-before-seen production notes and stills (including artwork, notes and drawings by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto himself) as well as a CD with a collection of tunes from throughout the series.

Considering that all of the Mario games except Yoshi’s Island are available on the Wii Virtual Console, not to mention the fact that they were re-released in updated form for the Game Boy Advance individually as part of the “Super Mario Advance” line, this set doesn’t really make much sense.

However, it is still a very cool collectable and I’ll definitely be getting my hands on it whether or not it comes out in America.

In case you missed it, here is the video Nintendo released to celebrate 25 years of Mario.