Nintendo announced during their live-stream presentation from Tokyo, Japan for the Nintendo Switch, that one of the exclusive titles due for release on the system will be the brand new Super Mario Odyssey.
The upcoming game will see Mario traveling to all new worlds in open, sandbox environments, built from the ground up for the Nintendo Switch. The new game will see players venturing to a fake New York City called New Donk City – presumably named after Donkey Kong – and they will be able to use an airship to travel to all new locations. Nintendo showcased some of these sandbox levels with a brand new trailer that you can check out below.
There are some really interesting looking levels on display. We see a new sand stage that looks as if it takes Mario to a South American-style village. We see a gastronomic food land where giant vegetables and candy are scattered about – Mario even gets to pick up some of the food and carry it around. We see the New Donk City map where Mario can scale up to the top of skyscrapers and collect coins. We also see Mario breaking out some old-school dancing moves to a beatbox with a giant sewage robot in a forest, as well as jump-roping with some ladies in New Donk City’s park.
The stages are widely diverse and seem to be a mix of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy.
Bowser appears to be the main villain, as usual. This time he’s decked out in a white pimp suit and seems to use his hat like Oddjob from the 007 flicks.
The game looks like it could be a ton of fun. Unfortunately Super Mario Odyssey will not be a launch title for the Nintendo Switch. The game is scheduled to launch in the fall during the holiday season for Nintendo’s new system.
For more information on Super Mario Odyssey you can check out the official Nintendo website.
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