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Super Mario Odyssey

Hello, you beautiful Shy Guys and Shy Girls! This week on NEP, please excuse Oni’s sick voice… BUT! The gang has several great discussions you’ll want to hear. This includes Best Buy leaking games allegedly via their website, which Galen provides some extra insight on, as he used to be a terrible employee back in the day. We then discuss Labo VR and muse over what future ways Labo could be used (Oni freaks over Metroid). We then get a little heavy as we find ourselves talking about the games industry and publishers capitalizing on the social phenomenon of FOMO.

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Update (3/16): The Art of Super Mario Odyssey pre-orders are down to $40.43 on Amazon. This is also now up on Amazon Canada.

Update (3/13): This is now up for pre-order on Amazon here.

Original (3/12): Dark Horse has announced that it will publish The Art of Super Mario Odyssey in the west. After releasing in Japan last September, it’ll be available in North America on October 22.

The 368-page hardcover book contains “concept art, preliminary sketches, and notes from the development team, plus insight into some early ideas that didn’t make it into the game itself.” Screenshots and marketing materials will also be included.

The Art of Super Mario Odyssey will be priced at $49.99. We’ll pass along pre-order information when live.


Nintendo has returned with a new commercial for Switch featuring Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario Party. Check it out below.

To celebrate the end of the year and start of 2019, Nintendo has shared yet another piece of Super Mario Odyssey concept art. We have a look at the Shiverians above.


More than a year after its release, Nintendo is still posting concept art from Super Mario Odyssey. The latest piece below is focused on the Snow Kingdom.

Nintendo has provided the latest piece of Hint Art for Super Mario Odyssey. Check out today’s image above.

As a reminder, similar to previous Hint Art images shared online, players won’t receive a Power Moon for solving the puzzle. Instead, they’ll be provided with a small reward.


Super Mario Odyssey has reached a new milestone in the UK. Propelled by the latest sales coming from Black Friday, the game has surpassed 500,000 copies sold.

Switch only has one other title to hit the same mark, and most would probably be able to guess what it is. Indeed: it’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Note that digital sales aren’t included here. If they were, Super Mario Odyssey probably would have surpassed the 500k mark a little while ago.


Nintendo has shared another piece of Super Mario Odyssey concept art through social media. Above, we have the latest image showing Pauline (or Mayor Pauline).

The art shows off Pauline’s final design in the game. Nintendo’s goal was to highlight what Pauline would look like today and maintain the past essence of the character at the same time.


Super Mario Odyssey has added in two more costumes – ones that we admittedly forgotten about previously when they were datamined.

As we approach Christmas, players can pick up the Santa hat and outfit. The two cost 500 coins and 1,000 coins respectively.

Also available is the 8-Bit Mario Cap. At a hefty 9,999 coins, Mario and Cappy will both be given an 8-bit makeover.

A year later, Nintendo still isn’t done sharing concept art from Super Mario Odyssey. Another piece was posted online officially via the game’s Japanese Twitter account showing the New Donk City festival. We have it above.


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