The next 3D Mario platformer, Super Mario Odyssey, has been unveiled. The Nintendo Switch title takes Mario places he’s never been before while also keeping true to the Super Mario formula. The trailer shown during the live Switch presentation shows Mario interacting with lifelike “humans” in a setting that looks like New York but it’s actually called New Donk City; which you can see in the trailer.
Odyssey adds so much to the 3D platforming of Mario that we’re used to. Mario’s hat acts a companion just like how FLUDD was in Super Mario Sunshine for the GameCube. Mario can throw his hat to use as a projectile and/or stepping stone.
In the trailer, you can see that Mario has a “ship” of sorts that transports him to various locations in the world. He goes to a lush jungle, a desert full of pyramids, and a strange world that has fruits and vegetables with a cubism art style.
Bowser kidnapping Princess Peach is Mario’s motivation once again to go out and defeat Bowser for the umpteenth time. You can look forward to playing Super Mario Odyssey this holiday season on the Nintendo Switch.