Nintendo’s huge new Mario game looks incredible and bizarre

Mario’s been to a lot of weird places, and he’s done a lot of strange things, but nothing compares to the surreal and bizarre world of “Super Mario Odyssey.” 

“Super Mario Odyssey” is the next major flagship game in the classic franchise, from Nintendo’s world-class internal teams — and it’s nearly here.

Super Mario Odyssey

With the launch of “Odyssey” coming up so soon on October 27, Nintendo pulled back the curtain a bit further in a massive new gameplay walkthrough video. There’s a lot to absorb, but we’ve pulled out some highlights below.

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“Super Mario Odyssey” a 3D Mario game, in the lineage of “Super Mario 64″ and “Super Mario Galaxy.” That means it’s a sandbox-style game. The world is segmented into levels, but the levels are massive and open-ended.

Forget about flagpoles — in “Super Mario Odyssey,” you’re given free reign to go wherever you want within a world. There are no “beginning” and “end” points in “Odyssey,” in that sense. There is an overall story arc and a progression to the game, of course, but each world is open-ended in how you approach it.

New Donk City, for instance, is one of the game’s many locations. It’s set within the “Metro Kingdom” — one of several “kingdoms” Mario visits in “Super Mario Odyssey.”

You’re of course controlling Mario once again. But rather than collecting power-ups to, say, grow larger or shoot fireballs, you’ve got a seemingly magical hat.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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