At their Jan. 12 presentation, Nintendo announced the newest 3D Mario title in its famous series, Super Mario Odyssey — which is coming to Nintendo Switch this holiday season. According to the game’s producer, Yoshiaki Koizumi — who was also responsible for producing recent Mario smash hits like Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Galaxy 2 — it’ll feature an open-world “sandbox” style of gameplay not seen since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Koizumi said the theme of this game is “a journey to an unknown world” and will be departing the Mushroom Kingdom this time around to traverse worlds unknown.
Those “worlds unknown” seem to actually include some locations from the real world, if the screenshots, trailer and Koizumi’s playful teasing are any indication — and without a doubt, the hopping and bopping action of the clip seems to indicate one of Mario’s most wild and eclectic adventures yet.
Oh, and keeping in the tradition of Nintendo “helper characters,” it seems Mario’s famous cap itself will be coming alive for Super Mario Odyssey. Koizumi didn’t reveal too many details during the presentation, but he did say it will offer “action that can only be experienced on Nintendo Switch” and that it will “play an important role in Mario’s journey.”
Tell us, what do you think of the look of Mario’s new adventure? Are you excited for the mustachioed plumber to take his first steps into the real world? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to stay tuned for all the latest news on Super Mario Odyssey.