Odyssey Release: October 27, 2017
Super Mario Odyssey is the latest game in the long-running Super Mario series developed and published by Nintendo. It is releasing on October 27 for the Nintendo Switch, the company’s newest console built with unique controllers called the Joy-Con which enables two people to play without the need for another controller.
The story of Super Mario Odyssey is similar to most Mario games. Bowser takes Princess Peach away for a peculiar reason. Bowser’s reason for kidnapping Princess Peach in Odyssey is to marry her, making him the king of the Mushroom Kingdom.
For the nth time, Mario is there to save the day. In Odyssey, he needs to travel to different worlds to collect Power Moons. These Power Moons helps Mario gather enough power to defeat Bowser. Mario is also accompanied by Cappy, a strange creature who looks like Mario’s cap but with eyes.
The gameplay in Odyssey is similar to the recent Super Mario titles, with it being 3D platformer. However, the new mechanic in this game is that Mario can use Cappy to capture enemies and take control of them to utilize their abilities. Sometimes Mario needs a specific enemy skill in order to complete a puzzle in an area.
There will also be some 2D sections in the game, similar to how the Mario games played in the past. These sections are where you can find some Power Moons.
Also, there are a lot of worlds, kingdoms, and areas that Mario can go to in Odyssey, with one being New Donk City. This city is one of the more interesting locations in the game, as it is a parody of the real-life New York City. New Donk City is also apparently governed by Pauline, who you might remember is the damsel-in-distress in the old Donkey Kong games.
Super Mario Odyssey’s release date is on October 27, 2017, and it comes out exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. There are also three special amiibo figures coming out on the same date (October 27), so stay tuned for more updates.
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