Nintendo Shares New Details on Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo closed out its Direct stream with the hat-wearing, soul-stealing, 3D platformer.


A wintery kingdom, seaside paradise, and new gameplay mechanics were just some of the treats Nintendo shared during the Super Mario Odyssey portion of its Direct livestream. The game remains slated for October 27 exclusively for Nintendo Switch, and will launch alongside three wedding-themed Mario Amiibos.

If you haven't made the switch to Switch yet, Nintendo announced a Switch hardware bundle that will include the console, Joy-Con, and Super Mario Odyssey.

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    September 13, 2017 3:44 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Nintendo Shares New Details on Super Mario Odyssey

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      September 13, 2017 6:31 PM

      Super Mario Odyssey looks dope nothing else to say other than my body is ready.

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        September 13, 2017 10:48 PM

        October 27th is a shitty day for my wallet...

        Mario, Assassins Creed Origins and Wolfenstein on the same day, Destiny 2 PC 3 days earlier.

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          September 13, 2017 10:51 PM

          iPhone X preorder

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          September 13, 2017 11:28 PM

          I don't know how I am not going to have a heart attack in October, its insane!

          Freaking.... crazy.

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          September 14, 2017 4:10 AM

          Everything will be put on hold for Mario for me.

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          September 14, 2017 4:26 AM

          October 27th is my birthday :)

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            September 14, 2017 7:10 AM

            Me too! Clearly it is the best day to be born.

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        September 13, 2017 10:51 PM

        I keep thinking there is NO WAY the game looks this good. BUT IT DOES.

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          September 13, 2017 11:27 PM

          I agree its insane and seems impossible on the Switch. The devs that Nintendo has and their first party crews are all truly talented. Can you imagine what they could do on mid to high end PC hardware!!!!??

          You want your mind blown.... SMO is made on low speed 3 CPU cores(4th is not for game use), 3.5gigs of shared memory(app + GPU resources/load), and a sub par 970 GPU spec!

          It is amazing hey :) , my mind is blown.

          I also think both Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Project Octopath Traveler are super sexy, I need them inside of me.

          Yeah man SMO is nuts.

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            September 14, 2017 4:20 AM

            Octopath's demo is up on the eshop.

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            September 14, 2017 4:39 AM

            Its not just Nintendo who's doing it. Consider that the Switch is about 3x as powerful as the PS3 and 360, then look at ports like Skyrim (definitively better than on those systems), Doom 2016, and then remember think that the 360 ran Rise Of The Tomb Raider and GTA 5. Its a lot more capable than people realize.

            No, it'll never be as powerful as a PC or PS4, but it doesn't have to be either since its also a handheld.

            Its the only real "next gen" hardware IMHO, it does something no other console hardware or my PC is physically capable of.

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      September 14, 2017 7:45 AM

      From Twitter. First thing I thought of too:

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