The new gameplay trailer for Super Mario Odyssey has arrived, teasing the mind-bending new powers of everyone’s favorite plumber. Though Mario has never long been out of the spotlight for long, Odyssey has fans excited for a return to the mechanics of Super Mario 64 and Mario Sunshine. While Mario and his friends often pop up in various titles, and the recent hit mobile game Super Mario Run brought back the character’s classic style, Odyssey will be a whole new affair. Like 64, Sunshine, and Mario Galaxy, Odyssey will involve an expansive, open-ended world and a whole host of new abilities for the hero.
Earlier this year, Nintendo released the first Super Mario Odyssey trailer, showing Mario heading to new worlds, including a version of our own. The reveal promised a trippy new game with tons of surprises and new ways to play. With E3 currently in full swing, developers are dropping trailers left and right for all the upcoming games that will be hitting consoles in the near future. We’ve seen new entries for Spider-Man, Star Wars, and Marvel vs. Capcom, each expanding on hit games from the past and providing a new experience for users. Today, Nintendo have started unveiling its own offerings.
Nintendo has now released its E3 2017 trailer for Super Mario Odyssey online, teasing the gameplay and mechanics of the new adventure title. Not only does Mario visit a variety of new locales; we even see him transforming into his original 2D version during a side-scrolling level. The new gameplay also feels very reminiscent of Super Mario 64, though with some new additions. Teased in the first trailer, Mario will be equipped with a number of magical hats that he will wield like Captain America’s shield. More than just an offensive set of items, however, the hats will allow Mario to jump inside of his opponents and control them.
Aside from commanding Koopas and Goombas, we also see Mario taking control of robots, rockets, a taxi cab, and even a human. Then there’s the ultimate reveal – that Super Mario Odyssey will allow players to traipse around as mustachioed T-Rex.
While the conceit of Mario Sunshine wasn’t everyone’s favorite, the gameplay of Mario Galaxy added a fun new twist to the franchise. The fact that Odyssey will allow you to body-swap wth so many characters, items, and classic villains, however, may just be the most clever idea yet.
Mario isn’t the only character getting a new game on the Switch, either. Yoshi will be coming to the Nintendo Switch soon, and Metroid Prime will be getting a fourth entry. It has also been confirmed that Pokken Tournament will debut on the Switch, and news broke today that a core Pokemon RPG is also on the way. All in all, it’s an exciting time for fans of Nintendo’s franchises.
Super Mario Odyssey arrives on the Nintendo Switch on October 27, 2017.