Nintendo's New Game Review Policy Fails to Prevent Mario Odyssey Leaks

Now they're failing with power!


Nintendo has implemented very strict rules for the upcoming release of Super Mario Odyssey. So strict that Shacknews has yet to receive a review copy of the game. If you are a gamer that likes to avoid spoilers, let this article serve as a PSA. Super Mario Odyssey has leaked. It would be best to avoid YouTube and certain subreddits if you want to jump into the game with the same excitement and whimsy that you had the first time you played a game with your favorite Italian plumber. 

It appears that Super Mario Odyssey has had its street date broken by several retailers in Mexico. We aren't going to link any of the leaks here, but check out this gameplay footage that we shot at a Nintendo event. 

We even adhered to the NDA and embargo that Nintendo set forth at the Super Mario Odyssey preview event. It was the least we could do for a company that we have been working with for twenty-one years. Be sure to check out the most recent episode of the Shackcast to hear more about how frustrating it is to be left on the short end of the stick when doing business with Nintendo.


Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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