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E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey Steals the Show

Dave Parrack 14-06-2017

Nintendo has used E3 2017 to show off Super Mario Odyssey in all its fantastically weird glory. We have a trailer, we have a release date, and we have more details about the game itself. Which, we’re not going to lie, looks like it’s set to be a heady mix of both awesome and odd.


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The Spiritual Successor to Super Mario 64

Super Mario Odyssey is a 3D platformer in the same style as Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. Except everything is bigger, brighter, and better than before thanks to the power of the Switch. It’s designed to be played at home, but can also be played on the go.

This is a sandbox game which takes place in a variety of different landscapes. There’s a cityscape, countryside, ancient ruins, nighttime levels, underwater action, and more besides. All of which can be explored at leisure, with masses of characters and items to interact with.

There’s the usual cast of characters, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Bowser. However, there’s a new character called Cappy which is Mario’s cap come to life. Cappy is an integral part of the game, as you throw him at different things to prompt new actions.

Super Mario Odyssey looks like it’s a deep, involved, and challenging game designed to please gamers of all ages. Which is exactly what we want from a Mario game. Super Mario Odyssey is set to be released for the Nintendo Switch on October 27, just in time for the 2017 holiday season.


Super Mario Saves the Nintendo Switch

As well-received as the Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Review: Play Zelda on the Toilet Nintendo's back, reinventing themselves after the dismal performance of the Wii U. The Switch is a combination of home console performance in a portable package – the best bits of the Wii and DS brands. Read More has been so far, it only really has one must-play game. That being The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Super Mario Odyssey looks on course to be the second must-play Switch game. Which should help Nintendo shift consoles this Christmas.

Do you already own a Nintendo Switch? If so, what games do you play on it? Does the Switch desperately need more triple-AAA titles? Are you looking forward to Super Mario Odyssey? Is it enough to make you buy a Switch? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Ralph Chastain
    June 14, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    I would be more hyped up if they made more Nintendo Switch consoles. They are hard to find.