Nintendo has officially announced Super Mario Odyssey, the next 3D Super Mario game, for the Nintendo Switch. The reveal trailer for the upcoming game showed off lots of gameplay, and, surprisingly, a lot of it took place in real world locations. You can check out the trailer below.
At Nintendo’s official Switch event today in New York, Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi took the stage to talk about the upcoming Mario game. Koizumi says that in Odyssey, “Mario has jumped out of the Mushroom Kingdom” and has taken “a journey to an unknown world.” He also said that Mario’s cap offers unique functionality “that can only be experienced on Nintendo Switch.” In addition, Mario’s hat has eyes this time around and appears to be alive, and it can also be thrown as a weapon.
In the trailer, we see Mario in several real world environments, ranging from big cities to huge forests. Also, we see what appears to be more traditional looking people. Mario is human, sure, but he doesn’t really look it like when compared to a real person. The people shown in the trailer are much more realistically proportioned.
Super Mario Odyssey will be a sandbox style game in the style of previous entries in the series, such as Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario 64.
While this was the official reveal of the game, it was actually first shown in the Switch reveal trailer in October 2016.
Super Mario Odyssey currently has a release window of holiday 2017.