With past games in their line-up including Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy, to me it is hard not to be eager about the next 3D adventure-platformer Nintendo have lined-up for the Super Mario series – Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch. In attendance at E3 2017, Nintendo took the opportunity to confirm is only a few months away, set to launch on October 27 2017.
No longer travelling through outer space, Mario is this time under-taking a globe-trotting adventure on his new airship known as The Odyssey. Seeking to rescue Princess Peach from being wed to Bowser, players must use an array of new and returning abilities to gather Moons, which are used to power the airship and take Mario closer to his destination.
- Explore huge 3D kingdoms filled with secrets and surprises, including costumes for Mario and lots of ways to interact with the diverse environments – such as cruising around them in vehicles that incorporate the HD rumble feature of the Joy-Con controller or exploring sections as Pixel Mario.
Thanks to his new friend, Cappy, Mario has brand new moves for you to master, like cap throw, cap jump and capture. With capture, Mario can take control of all sorts of things, including objects and enemies!
Visit astonishing new locales, like skyscraper-packed New Donk City, and run into familiar friends and foes as you try to save Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches and foil his dastardly wedding plans.
A set of three new amiibo figures (sold separately) – Mario, Princess Peach and Bowser in their wedding outfits – will be released at launch. Some previously released amiibo will also be compatible with this title. You can tap supported amiibo to receive gameplay assistance – some amiibo will also unlock costumes for Mario when scanned!