If you're the kind of person who thinks it's acceptable to start the Christmas festivities before December 1st, well then two things: i) NO and ii) you're apparently in good company, because Nintendo's at it too, having decided to come over all seasonal in Super Mario Odyssey on Switch.
The Nintendo Switch has now outsold the GameCube.
Cast your mind back to the halcyon days of 2017, and you might recall a little something called Super Mario Odyssey. There was a lot to like in there, but one of its most delightful additions was Mario's dress-up closet, which has just gained a wonderfully ghoulish Zombie Mario outfit.
It's been a busy couple of weeks for Nintendo's characters (and their disturbingly eroticised hybrids) on the internet. First there was Donald Trump's penile Toad, then Bowsette, and now the latest Mario universe star hovering on the brink of meme-dom: indie rock Rosalina.
Unless you've been living under a rock this past week, you'll have seen Bowsette during your internet travels.
Hackers are reportedly inserting porn into Super Mario Odyssey via balloons.
Nintendo Switch Family Showdown is a new family game show set to be broadcast this summer.
Nintendo has sold an eye-opening 10.41m copies of Super Mario Odyssey since the game's launch last October. Odyssey is now Nintendo Switch's best-selling game - well over half the console's entire userbase now owns a copy.
As of 31st March this year, Nintendo has sold 17.79m Switch consoles - an impressive figure for a console just one year old.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now stands at 9.22m sales, Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 8.48m sales, and Splatoon 2 on 6.02m. These figures include bundled copies and downloads.
Still playing Super Mario Odyssey? If you've beaten the game's main story you can now collect an extra couple of outfits.
Ninja Theory's self-published gamble, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, leads the nominations for the BAFTA video game awards 2018, with nine nods including Best Game. It's been a tremendous success for the British studio, with Hellblade winning both critical acclaim and bringing in more than half-a-million sales.
UPDATE 22/2/18: Super Mario Odyssey's free update is now available, adding a new mini-game, two snapshot filters (Coin and Neon) and three outfits as promised.
Provided you've finished the story, Luigi will show up in each world (use your map if you can't spot him) with the offer of finding or hiding balloons with other real world players.
Successful attempts give you Coins as a reward, with rankings and win streaks that give you even more earnings, possibly making it a nice earner as you grind for those final pricey costumes from the Crazy Cap store.
Nintendo has finally confirmed that Toad's head is indeed his head - and not, as some had recklessly speculated, a hat - settling an issue that's been hotly debated for decades.
The shocking revelation (shocking for those poor, misguided souls on Team Hat, at least) comes courtesy of Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi, who took the time to answer a few Mario-related fan questions in a new - and, need I remind you - officially sanctioned video from Nintendo.
"I'm going to have to leave it to all of you to figure out exactly how that works out", said Koizumi after his megaton head-reveal, "Maybe there's something inside..."
Nintendo has confirmed it is working on a Mario movie with Illumination Entertainment, the animation studio behind Minions and Despicable Me.
Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto is listed as a co-producer on the film, alongside Illumination boss and Minions creator Chris Meledandri.
There's no word yet on a release date.
14.86m Nintendo Switch consoles have now been sold worldwide since the platform's launch in March last year.
Speedrunners have found yet another way to amuse themselves in Super Mario Odyssey, and are currently racing to see who can get Mario down to his boxers the fastest.
Super Mario Odyssey fans have figured out that it's possible to complete the game without jumping. Going by Odyssey's own strict definition of jumping, that is.
UPDATE 29/11/17 10.20am: There's one final update on the Super Mario Cereal saga, as Nintendo has finally detailed what the cardboard box amiibo will now unlock in Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch.
Super Mario Odyssey players are using a glitch to wrack up improbably high scores in the game's jump rope challenge, causing havoc with the mini-game's online leaderboards.
Two decades on from Nintendo's last attempt, it looks like there's going to be a new Super Mario Bros. movie.
Cappy, Super Mario Odyssey's cute companion character, can accidentally kill off the game's hero.
Nintendo has trumpeted the success of Super Mario Odyssey by releasing new sales stats for its 3D platformer around the world.
Nintendo Switch exclusive Super Mario Odyssey has shifted 2m copies in just three days, according to Nintendo's estimate.
That figure includes bundles and digital sales.
It's an extraordinary achievement, and one which means more than a third of Switch's seven million owners have already picked up a copy.
Assassin's Creed Origins has taken the UK chart top spot with physical sales roughly equal to that of Assassin's Creed Syndicate.
Physical sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were just a few copies lower than Syndicate's equivalent total back in 2015, although the rise of digital sales since then will likely push Origins' overall result comfortably higher.
(UK numbers company Chart-Track does not count digital console or PC sales.)
Super Mario Odyssey has a toe-tapping live-action music video, featuring a CGI Mario.
Nintendo showed off three new Super Mario Odyssey levels over the weekend at its annual World Championships event.
We'll be able to show you more of Super Mario Odyssey in the not-too-distant future, but until then, one YouTube channel has decided to dump all of its footage online.
Super Mario Odyssey is going to have its own in-game photo mode and it sure looks impressive.
A 45-minute Nintendo Direct broadcast will be held this Wednesday, 13th September at 11pm UK time.
Nintendo has announced livestreams for two of its biggest upcoming titles during Gamescom.
Super Mario Odyssey and Metroid: Samus Returns will both be played live from the show, and key developers will be on hand to reveal more of the games.
For Mario, you'll want to tune in at 2pm UK time on Wednesday, 23rd August. Producer and Nintendo Switch mastermind Yoshiaki Koizumi will be presenting.
Super Mario Odyssey players will never see a Game Over screen, Nintendo has revealed.
A Mario 64 modder has added Super Mario Odyssey's capture mechanic to the Nintendo classic.
Good news: Super Mario Odyssey will feature co-op!
UPDATE: Nintendo just showed off Super Mario Odyssey's three amiibo figures on its Treehouse Live stream. Wedding Mario, Bowser and Peach all feature dressed in their finest:
The trio will unlock new costume items in-game, as well as some form of new "help mechanic", Nintendo teased.
ORIGINAL STORY: Nintendo Switch exclusive Super Mario Odyssey will launch worldwide on 27th October.
Universal Studios has shown off a new trailer for Super Nintendo World, its upcoming Mario theme park area.
The attraction is currently under construction at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan, and is due to open in time for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Universal Los Angeles and Florida are also getting versions in the US.
Nintendo has revealed its E3 plans.
Nintendo shocked us all when it revealed its plan to bring Mario to the real world - or a close approximation of it anyway - with its upcoming Switch adventure Super Mario Odyssey. Given that it's set in a slightly Nintendo-ised version of New York, Grand Theft Auto 4 fan CrowbCat has re-imagined this family affair as a gritty tale of Mario's brushes with the law, gravity, booze, and automobile theft.
Indeed this version of Super Mario Odyssey lacks the Easter egg hunt appeal of Nintendo's New Donk City, and this taller rendition of Mario looks less charming than his portly pint-sized counterpart, but that only makes them feel more at home in the Big Apple, where folks in giant plush knock-off mascot costumes aren't a particularly unusual sight.
Still, it's less terrifying than the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie, amirite?