Lots of Super Mario Odyssey footage
Now that the embargo has lifted, a ton of footage is starting to surface for Super Mario Odyssey. We have a few of the videos below.
Super Mario Odyssey reviews roundup
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Nintendo has lifted the review embargo for Super Mario Odyssey, and a number of verdicts are starting to pour in. We’ve rounded up some of the reviews below.
IGN – 10 / 10
GameSpot – 10 / 10
GamesBeat – 100 / 100
Videogamer – 10 / 10
Kotaku – N/A
GameXplain – Mind-blowing
Nintendo Life – 10 / 10
Polygon – 9.5 / 10
Game Informer – 9.75 / 10
Eurogamer – Essential
Destructoid – 9.5 / 10
VG247 – N/A
GiantBomb – 5 / 5
Nintendo World Report – 10 / 10
A look at Super Mario Odyssey’s settings
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Update: We have some clarification on the motion controls setting. Unfortunately, it’s not as clear-cut as it initially seems. If you turn off motion controls, it only applies to the camera – not the hat-throwing mechanic.
Original: Not a fan of motion controls? Not interested in using them in Super Mario Odyssey? Well, good news! It seems that they can be disabled entirely.
We have a look at Super Mario Odyssey’s settings above. As you’ll see, it looks like motion controls can indeed be turned off. You can also adjust the strength of rumble and more.
Listen to the Japanese version of “Jump Up, Super Star!”
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“Jump Up, Super Star!”, the theme song from Super Mario Odyssey, has been all the rage lately, but did you know there’s a Japanese version of it as well? The English version of the song is the one Nintendo is promoting, even in Japan. However, people have dug through the source code of the official Japanese website of the game and found a two minute version of the song in Japanese. You can listen to it here.
Super Mario Odyssey amiibo unboxing and comparison
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MyGamingBoulevard has an early look at the new Super Mario Odyssey amiibo. The figures are unboxed below and compared to some of the other Mario figures.
Super Mario Odyssey pre-load has started on the Japanese Switch eShop
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Nintendo has started a new Switch pre-load on the Japanese Switch eShop. Beginning now, players can prepare for Super Mario Odyssey in advance. You can buy the game ahead of time and download most of the relevant data. Doing so will let you play the digital version almost immediately at launch.
Super Mario Odyssey is Switch’s second pre-load option. The first was Snipperclips Plus, with Nintendo making the option available last week. Pre-loading has yet to start in either North America or Europe.
Source: Switch eShop
Super Mario Odyssey director and producer talk going deeper into Mario and Peach’s relationship, deciding on environments, more
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In a recent interview, GQ sat down with Super Mario Odyssey director Kenta Motokura and producer Yoshiaki Koizumi in preparation for the launch of the upcoming Mario title. Motokura and Koizumi discuss deciding on new environments, creating Cappy, delving into Mario and Peach’s relationship, and maintaining Mario’s longevity as a character and franchise.
We’ve rounded up the notable quotes below. You can read the interview in full here.
North American Super Mario Odyssey commercials
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Nintendo has published a couple of North American commercials for Super Mario Odyssey. They’re pretty similar to adverts in other countries with the same kind of footage. In any case, we have the adverts below.
Details from Famitsu’s Super Mario Odyssey review
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Super Mario Odyssey already had one review before this week. In its latest issue, UK magazine EDGE awarded the game with a perfect 10 / 10 score.
Meanwhile, this week, Japanese magazine Famitsu also had its own review of Super Mario Odyssey. It wasn’t quite perfect, but the game did very well indeed. Four reviewers handed out scores of “10”, “10”, “9”, and “10”.
Here’s a summary of the the different “sub-reviews”:
Super Mario Odyssey director says there’s a purpose behind having Mario in New Donk City’s realistic environment
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The very first thing we ever saw from Super Mario Odyssey was New Donk City. And it’s no ordinary city: Mario is running and jumping around with realistic people around him.
The concept of New Donk City may seem strange for a Mario title, but there was a purpose behind it. Director Kenta Motokura explained to Game Informer this month why it made sense for players to be interacting with a more realistic city.