As Mario fans will know, a special Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. retro console will soon be launching on 13 November 2020. However, it seems like the device’s release won’t be without its flaws.
Nintendo UK has released an official statement clarifying that the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. console will release with a small language issue in one of its many features. In particular, subtitles for a song in the device will not match one’s selection (i.e. selecting French will show German subtitles) due to a mistake.
Despite this, however, Nintendo UK will still be releasing the console without any delay.
Here is the full blurb from Nintendo UK’s website explaining the issue:
Please note: We would like to inform you about an error with one of the digital clock’s 35 little touches in the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. system. Unfortunately, the ‘Mario Drawing’ song (vocalised in English only) that can be accessed by holding the A button, displays an incorrect language’s set of lyrics if German, French, Italian or Spanish is selected from the title screen. English, Dutch and Japanese languages remain unaffected. However, it is possible to change the language of the lyrics shown at any time while the song plays. Please see the table below for further details. Language settings can only be selected for the ‘Mario Drawing’ song. The system launch is not affected. Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. will launch on November 13th as planned. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Chosen language in title screen Language of song lyrics to be shown French German Spanish French German Italian Italian Spanish
Currently, the Nintendo’s North American and Japanese websites for the console do not mention a similar error – so it’s not clear if this issue is limited to copies of the device in the UK. We’ll report back if we receive further details about this in the future.