E3 2017: Nintendo's 'Super Mario Odyssey' super fun


Hats off to Nintendo for crafting the most fantastical Mario game ever.

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This week at E3, I went hands-on with two levels in the game, including one set in New Donk City, a world that feels inspired by modern-day Manhattan - except that everyone is dressed like it's the 1950s for some reason.

"Lead Yoshi on a brand new adventure that will turn everything you've come to expect from side-scrolling games upside down!" In this adventure he will have new abilities to collect Moons that power up your airship- the Odyssey, and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser's wedding plans!

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And it definitely is fun.

Featuring the same aesthetic gaming design of the WiiU videogame Yoshi's Wooly World and the Wii's Super Papere Mario, the new title centered on Mario's sidekick plays around with the same bright colors and puzzle solving quirks of the Super Mario series. Aside from visiting the real New York City it's based off, anyway.

Lots of new locations to visit such as the skyscraper packed New Donk City. That said, New Donk City still has plenty of classic Mario enemies, tons of hidden coins to discover and many tricky platforming sequences - all very much in the classic Mario vein, yet all feeling incredibly fresh.

As part of Nintendo's livestream E3 presentation it was announced that Mario will be returning to fans in Super Mario Odyssey which will be released on the Nintendo Switch on the 27th October. Some previously released amiibo will also be compatible with this title.