Long before Nintendo
was making video games, they were making playing cards. When I say long before, I mean long before... as in back to 1889 when the company was founded and they produced hanafuda cards.
The company is producing three special edition decks for sale in Japan this July. The various decks will all focus on three different generations of everyone’s favorite plumber, Mario. There will be a deck for the NES era, SNES era, and modern day, all sporting Mario-themed art from their respective times. Hopefully these will at least see a US release through the Nintendo Club... I want all three!