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Super Mario Odyssey

In an interview with The Guardian, a couple of top developers at Nintendo reflected on how their past experiences impacted entries in the Mario series.

Yoshiaki Koizumi, who has directed 3D Mario games starting with Super Mario 64, says Super Mario Sunshine was influenced by his childhood. He mentioned wanting to “recreate the experience of a hero jumping from rooftop to rooftop like those heroes” and “playing in water and enjoying the coolness on my skin.”

Koizumi said:

A sale is going on at Best Buy and Amazon right now for physical Nintendo Switch first-party titles. This includes Super Mario Party, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

The sale is pretty substantial with these physical titles dropping 25% from their retail price of $59.99 to make each $44.99. Not a bad deal to consider, and we have all of the retailers currently offering these prices (with links) below.

A Japanese TV commercial has been released by Nintendo for the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary. This 30-second commercial shows many of the games already released on the Switch, such as Mario Kart 8, Mario Odyssey, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. 

Check out the full TV commercial below.

Next week, Walmart will be selling a new Nintendo bundle. The Switch Pro Controller will come with a copy of Super Mario Odyssey. However, keep in mind that the game will be a download code.

The Switch Pro Controller with Super Mario Odyssey bundle releases on September 11. It can be pre-ordered here. Pricing is set at $99.99.

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Switch owners in China will soon have access to a pair of additional Switch titles. Super Mario Odyssey, in addition to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, are both launching on March 16.

A physical release isn’t planned – at least not initially. Instead, the games will be offered as download cards and on the eShop, limiting things to a digital release.

Those who pre-order Super Mario Odyssey will be given a passport cover while the bonus for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a sticker sheet.

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Nintendo is back with the latest “Switch My Way” commercial. Find a new advert featuring Super Mario Odyssey below.

Did you know that Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch has a Super Mario Odyssey Easter egg? We won’t spoil it for those who want to find the small treat for themselves, but if you’re interested, you can hit up the video from GameXplain below.

Luigi doesn’t have a traditional role in Super Mario Odyssey. Unfortunately, you can’t take direct control of the character. Instead, a few months after the game’s launch, Luigi was added as part of a minigame.

Although Luigi isn’t playable, Nintendo still gave the character’s design a lot of thought. In fact, character art lead Sho Murata said in the recently-translated version of The Art of Super Mario Odyssey that the team “considered a drastic costume change” before ultimately settling on “a simple look”.

When you first think about Mario, an overly-detailed character probably doesn’t come to mind. But for Super Mario Odyssey – the character’s debut 3D adventure on Switch – Nintendo put a lot of thought and care into his design.

Art director Rikuto Yoshida shared the following in the recently-translated version of The Art of Super Mario Odyssey: