Nintendo Switch Exclusive Super Mario Odyssey Gets 20 Minutes of Gameplay and Screenshots Aplenty

Nintendo shows off Super Mario Odyssey with a long demo and plenty of screenshots.

on June 13, 2017 4:07 PM

Today Nintendo unveiled more of its upcoming Switch exclusive Super Mario Odyssey, and during its spotlight livestream they shared a large batch of gameplay.

We get to see New Donk City in all its platforming and traversing glory, and you can watch it yourself in the recording below. We also get to see another location, the Sand Kingdom.

The gameplay looks certainly a lot of fun, but if you want to see more, you can also grab a look at the many screenshots released in the press kit, which you can find at the bottom of the post. We also get some really high resolution artwork and the box art to delight your inner Super Mario fan.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, we also got a fact sheet that serves as a nice introduction to the game and its features.

“Join Mario on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure and use his incredible new abilities to collect Moons so you can power up your airship, the Odyssey, and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans!

This sandbox-style 3D Mario adventure—the first since 1996’s beloved Super Mario 64 and 2002’s Nintendo GameCube classic Super Mario Sunshine—is packed with secrets and surprises, and with Mario’s new moves like cap throw, cap jump, and capture, you’ll have fun and exciting gameplay experiences unlike anything you’ve enjoyed in a Mario game before. Get ready to be whisked away to strange and amazing places far from the Mushroom Kingdom!”

FEATURES:

  • Explore huge 3D kingdoms Filled with secrets and surprises, including costumes for Mario and lots of ways to interact with the diverse environments—such as cruising around them in vehicles that incorporate the HD Rumble feature of the Joy-Con controller or exploring sections as Pixel Mario.
  • Thanks to his new friend, Cappy, Mario has brand-new moves for you to master, like cap throw, cap jump and capture. With capture, Mario can take control of all sorts of things, including objects and enemies!
  • Visit astonishing new locales, like skyscraper-packed New Donk City, and run into familiar friends and foes as you try to save Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches and foil his dastardly wedding plans.
  • A set of three new amiibo Figures—Mario, Princess Peach and Bowser in their wedding outfits—will be released at launch. Some previously released amiibo will also be compatible with this title. Tap supported amiibo to receive gameplay assistance—some amiibo will also unlock costumes for Mario when scanned!

If you want to enjoy even more content, you can also take a look at the new trailer released earlier today.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.