Super Mario Odyssey takes Mario to some weirdly mundane places

When was the last time he was in New York?

Mario has been to such strange and fantastic places over his lifetime, it’s ironically strange to see him hopping around a regular-ass city. At the very least, his hopping is augmented by his new physics-defying hat. He can throw it and jump off it in mid-air. Oh, and the hat has googly eyes. (Taking a page out of 1998 Rare’s book?)

There are some appropriately wacky places for Mario in Super Mario Odyssey too. The brief trailer shown at today’s Switch event showed off a sherbet-colored world, an area with larger-than-life foodstuffs, and a place where Peach and Bowser have some sort of stage show playing. It might be called New Donk City, which is amazing.

Super Mario Odyssey is currently scheduled to release this holiday season.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.