Nintendo has been fully focused on video games for over 30 years now, but the company hasn’t completely stopped making more “traditional” games, such as Hanafuda cards or regular playing cards. Of course, those don’t weight much in the company’s yearly financial results, but they’re quite valuable for collectors or anyone interested in some cool Nintendo-related goodies.
And next month, in order to celebrate the Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary, Nintendo will release three additional sets of Mario playing cards in Japan:
– NAP-04: Game stages (with visuals from Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U);
– NAP-05: Character encyclopedia (with artworks of various Super Mario Bros. characters and items);
– NAP-06: Retro Art (with retro-style artworks of various Super Mario Bros. characters).
Here’s a visual for those playing card sets, which will all cost 1000 Yen each (tax not included, ~7€ / 5£ / 8$):