Last week I had the amazing opportunity to be invited to a special hands-on preview event for Super Mario Odyssey. Not only did I get to play the game (for about three hours) but the majority of the content I played and recorded is all brand new!
First of all, there were two brand new kingdoms announced for Nintendo upcoming Switch adventure. Though Summer is now over, that doesn’t mean you still can’t lay down by the beach, especially in Bubblaine in the Seaside Kingdom. Perhaps you’re looking for a good reason to get all snuggly, well you’re gonna love Shiveria in Snow Kingdom. Even more kingdoms await Mario, including some tropical islands and, what seems to be ruins of sort. Oh, we also see that some Kingdoms contain more than 50 Moons, you’d better get collecting!
A brand new mode was also announced, which is a first for a Mario game. At (nearly) any point during gameplay you can enter Snapshot Mode. In this mode everything seems to freeze, allowing you to take pictures on your adventure. You can even add filters, zoom in/out, or even add a logo, because why not advertise the name of the game in your scrapbook!
You may have seen there are a few mini games in Super Mario Odyssey, such as Skip Rope in New Donk City. Well, there will apparently be plenty more, including Koopa Racing, and not only can you win Power Moons from competing in them, but you can also submit your high scores and compare them worldwide on leaderboards… how neat!
There’s a few other pieces of neat info released too. If you are having a bit of trouble, talking to Talkatoo will give you a very subtle hint for a Power Moon. Additionally, you can use coins to find out the location of a Power Moon from Toad or use an Amiibo from Uncle Amiibo. The three wedding Amiibo for Odyssey are still on track for release, as well as providing hints, they will also unlock wedding costumes for Mario, regional coin locations, invisibility, and an extra life heart.
Finally, a brand new Switch bundle with Super Mario Odyssey has been announced, and they will come packed with red JoyCons and a special edition carrying case. This is a new colour, different from the Neon Red JoyCons. Super Mario Odyssey, the Switch bundle, and the Amiibo release on the 27th October 2017 in North America and Europe!
So how is Super Mario Odyssey looking to you now? Have you been CAPtivated? Has is CAPtured your attention? Tell us in the comments below! Images and video segment to be added later, watch this space.