Super Mario Odyssey? (Speculation)

Super Mario Odyssey? (Speculation)

Evan Kusko, SNO Editor

Super Mario Odyssey? (Speculation)
Evan Kusko, SNO Editor
Super Mario Odyssey was recently teased for the Nintendo Switch, and seems to be a
very big departure from the more recent 3D Mario formula. Not only are we seeing a return of
Super Mario 64 movement abilities, but what seems to be an entirely separate setting for the
game as well as new gameplay mechanics and even designs for Mario’s… hat…
From what we’ve seen, it’s safe to assume that the city scene that we’ve seen
throughout most of the trailer’s is going to be the central hubworld of the game, although we
can’t confirm anything as of now. In terms of the redesign of Mario’s hat, it now has… eyes?
Speaking of hats, this game has an odd obsession with them. Not only is there the change in
Mario’s cap, but his spaceship (I think that’s what it’s called…) is in the shape of a big, red
top hat, and even Bowser’s only “attack” shown in the trailer is him throwing his hat at Mario.
In terms of game mechanics, Mario can now throw the hat forward a certain distance, and
then jump on top of it to gain height more easily. Other than that, it seems that Nintendo
seems to have done a really good job of keeping most of the game under wraps, and I think I
thing I vouch for everyone when I say that we’ll be looking forward for what’s to come.