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Nintendo Show Off Super Mario Odyssey Photo Mode, New Kingdoms & Mario's Nipples

And one very good boy.

Super Mario Odyssey is easily one of my most highly anticipated games of the next few months, and every time Nintendo show it publicly, there’s some new and curiously inventive twist that they reveal. Last night’s Nintendo Direct had Mario as its centrepiece, showing off many cute and clever little touches in a blink of an eye.

Mario’s adventure will take him around the globe to visit the other kingdoms of the world, from the Mushroom Kingdom to Metro Kingdom, Sand Kingdom, Luncheon Kingdom, Wooded Kingdom, Cap Kingdom, Cascade Kingdom, and the newly announced Snow Kingdom and Seaside Kingdom, with its popular holiday destinations. There’s still plenty of other kingdoms yet to be announced, including more tropical climes and an  amusing looking gliding or flying dinosaur that Mario can possess.

Each world is filled with tons of Power Moons to collect to let the titular Odyssey ship head to new locations. Some of these will be hidden behind boss battles or platforming challenges, but other come through mini-games like Koopa Freerunning, a Jump-Rope Challenge, RC car racing and more, all of which have online leaderboards.

With hats and dressing up at its core, there’s more than a few homages to past Mario games. There’s the Mario Maker construction outfit and Dr. Mario, as well as things like a safari outfit, chef outfit and more. You’ll also be able to have Mario wearing almost nothing at all, with just a cap and a pair of beach shorts… You might expect Mario to have a hairy chest, but it’s actually very smooth with two little nipples roughly where you’d expect them.

The game looks great, and Nintendo are embracing the current trend of sharing anything and everything online with a new photo mode. At any point during gameplay, you’ll be able to pause the game and enter photo mode, where you can then move the camera freely around Mario, framing it how you want and then applying a number of different filters.

Also there’s a dog, who looks like a very good boy indeed:

  1. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    Looks great! I wasn’t fussed about this at all when it was first announced, the city world looked so boring, but the more Nintendo show the more excited I get, to the point where learning Mario’s nipples aren’t awkwardly located has spurred me on to make a preorder.

    Comment posted on 14/09/2017 at 09:54.
    • MadBoJangles
      Since: Nov 2009

      Yup I am in exactly the same boat.
      The more I see, the more I want it!! :)

      Comment posted on 14/09/2017 at 15:49.
  2. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Shirtless Mario is disturbing. He’s Italian and has a huge moustache, he should have a hairy chest.

    I know this from seeing lots of moustached Italian men with no shirts on.

    Comment posted on 14/09/2017 at 09:58.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Since: Sep 2008

      He’s Love Island ready!

      Comment posted on 14/09/2017 at 11:48.
    • freezebug2
      Since: Dec 2008

      More to the point, shouldn’t he have moobs by now! All those years running around and not taking care of the upper body architecture, plus middle age :P

      Looks pretty awesome, a veritable incoming joy for switch owners ;)

      Comment posted on 14/09/2017 at 18:40.
Super Mario Odyssey
  • Developer:Nintendo EPD
  • Publisher:Nintendo
  • Platforms:Nintendo Switch
  • Release Date:27/10/17

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