Last week, Super Mario Odyssey was showcased during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation. Nintendo shared some more details, starting with the introduction of a new character: Tiara, who happens to be Cappy’s sister. She was also kidnapped by Bowser, which explains why Cappy was so eager to team up with Mario.
Two new places were also revealed:
- Snow Kingdom, Shiveria
- Seaside Kingdom, Bubblaine
It looks like there’s still Kingdoms we’re yet see, including one located in the jungle.
As explained before, you need Power Moons in order to reach new Kingdoms. If you’re not sure where to find them, you can ask a really talkative bird called Talkatoo: it will give you some handy clues! You can also pay a special Toad for him to give you a hint. Finally, you can use an amiibo to have Uncle amiibo (yes, that’s his name) help you.
Speaking of amiibo, here’s what they can do in-game:
- Mario (Super Mario Odyssey series): receive Mario’s wedding outfit, gain temporary invincibility;
- Peach (Super Mario Odyssey series): receive Peach’s wedding outfit, receive a life-up heart;
- Bowser (Super Mario Odyssey series): receive Bowser’s wedding outfit, reveal regional coins location.
Super Mario Odyssey also features mini-games, that you can play in order to get Power Moons… but also just for high-scores! And this time around, you will be able to compare your score with other players via the online leaderboards.
If you like pictures, then there’s Photo Mode is for you. You can stop time, change the angle, move Mario and the various element around, zoom, and more. You can even add special effects, rotate it, and more. By rotating the picture around, you can even create your very own custom wallpaper for your smartphone!
You can check all this out in the recording of the Nintendo Direct presentation:
Alongside the game, Nintendo is going to release a bundle including:
- the contents of the regular Nintendo Switch packs
- a physical copy of the game (Japan) / a digital copy of the game
- Red Joy-Con (getting stand-alone release in Japan on the same day)
- Super Mario Odyssey carry case (Japan and North America, with stand-alone release in Japan)
- a set of stickers (Japan)
For more details about those packs, make sure to check out this post!
Next, here’s some more footage from a couple of livestreams held over the past few days:
Finally, here’s plenty of pictures for the game (screenshots, packaging for the bundles, and more):
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) comes out on October 27th worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated with the new Nintendo Switch bundles and accessories.