Super Mario Odyssey Announced for Nintendo Switch

Coming holiday 2017.

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A new 3D Mario game, Super Mario Odyssey, has been announced for Nintendo Switch. It will launch holiday 2017.

Nintendo revealed the next installment in the long series of Mario 3D platformers, which features areas outside the Mushroom Kingdom, during a Switch live stream event. The trailer shows a city location with more realistic-looking people and a new ability that allows Mario to throw his hat and jump off of it like a platform.

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Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi, who was the director on Super Mario Sunshine and worked on Super Mario Galaxy, took to the stage to give more details about Odyssey. Mario's hat, which also has eyes, “offers action that can only be experienced on Nintendo Switch,” he said.

Koizumi also described Odyssey as having a "large Mario sandbox world" and added that "Mario has jumped out of the Mushroom Kingdom" and into a strange land.

The trailer also shows that Bowser has gotten ahold of Princess Peach once again.

Super Mario Odyssey is coming holiday 2017. No price has been revealed yet.

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