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Super Mario Odyssey's Balloon World Update Is Out Now

Hide and seek.

Luigi has come to Super Mario Odyssey with the release of a free update to the game today, bringing with him lots and lots of balloons for a little hide and seek multiplayer mini-game called Balloon World.

Announced back in January, Balloon World has two sides to it. Find Luigi in each kingdom and you can grab a balloon from him and then run off to hide it somewhere in the world. That’s ‘Hide It’ mode, and you also have the counterpart ‘Find It’ mode, where you have to dash around the world and try to find the balloons that other players have hidden before the timer runs out. These tie into some online world rankings.

While playing Balloon World, the atmosphere and weather within each world will change in ways we’ve not previously seen. So New Donk City will be all rainy during the day, for example, while you’ll be able to soak in Tostarena’s sunset.

The update also adds a bunch of new outfits for Mario to try on, as seen below, and a pair of new photo filters to play with in Snapshot mode.


Source: press release

  1. fragster
    Since: Feb 2016

    Was sure Nintendo were going to save this until the next Nintendo Direct; they like those “and it’s available: right now!” style announcements. Still, it looks fun. Looking forward to giving it a try.

    Comment posted on 22/02/2018 at 16:40.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      But… they already announced it… and it was in a Nintendo Direct!

      Comment posted on 22/02/2018 at 18:04.
      • fragster
        Since: Feb 2016

        I meant the release date :P

        Comment posted on 22/02/2018 at 21:17.