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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.


“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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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”:

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.

We previously reported that Best Buy stores across the US will be hosting a midnight launch for Super Mario Odyssey. Fans can visit the store at 12:01 AM ET on October 27 (9 PM PT on October 26) to pick up the new Switch game as soon as possible.

Best Buy has also now confirmed that a poster will be handed out while supplies last. We have a look at it below.

You can check to see if you have a Best Buy nearby planning a midnight launch for Super Mario Odyssey here.

Nintendo sometimes does neat things with its Switch game cases. Case and point: Super Mario Odyssey. Printed inside of the case are the lyrics to the main theme, “Jump Up, Super Star!” It can certainly come in handy if you ever need a refresher about what’s said in the song.


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