‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Trailer Shows Plumber’s New Moves, Abilities! Tiger Rides, Weaponized Red Hat Seen [VIDEO]By Staff Writer, UniversityHerald Reporter
"Super Mario Odyssey," the next 3D game of the "Mario" franchise, is indeed coming to the Nintendo Switch, though users still have to wait for more months to get their hands on it. A new trailer was released for "Super Mario Odyssey" and revealed how it would look like on the console.
"Super Mario Odyssey" will take the iconic video game character beyond the Mushroom Kingdom to venture on a sandbox-style journey across vast worlds such as New Donk City. Of course, Mario's mission is still to save the princess from the clutches of the villain Bowser, who's wearing a top hat in the game. Watch the trailer below.
The new "Super Mario Odyssey" trailer showed Mario executing new abilities and moves while in New Donk City. The plumber was dodging taxi cabs and even jumped on the hood of one.
Mario used his trademark red hat as a weapon, and as a "bridge" to get him from one building to the next. He was also seen "climbing" buildings by doing a series of jumps. In addition, the "Super Mario Odyssey" trailer showed Mario riding a tiger while in another world.
Mario isn't the only aspect of the game that calls attention. The colorful world of "Super Mario Odyssey" itself looks gorgeous and fascinating to look at. Aside from the city-scape that resembles New York City, the game also featured scenes from a lush forest, a vibrant desert village and a bright place with colorful plants and structures.
It was in October when "Super Mario Odyssey" was first teased, with Nintendo calling it back then as "a new 'Mario' game." The upcoming title seems to be the successor to "Super Mario 64" and "Super Mario Galaxy," which also showcased characters exploring vast worlds, according to The Verge.
Shigeru Miyamoto, the director of Nintendo, recently said that "Super Mario Odyssey" will be "something a little bit more on the core side," IGN reported. The game intends to "go back to the roots," particularly to the 2002 GameCube title "Super Mario Sunshine."
Miyamoto acknowledged the camera issues in "Super Mario Sunshine," but he assured that users won't see the same problems in "Super Mario Odyssey." He promised players that the upcoming game's camera controls are "really smooth and easy to use."
"Super Mario Odyssey" will roll out on the Nintendo Switch in holiday 2017. Any thoughts about the trailer? What do you look most forward to in the game? Sound off in the comments section below!