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What are the odds! Princess Bowser concept spotted in new Mario art book

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The Art of Super Mario Odyssey

Talk about uncanny timing. Just as the princess fan art movement ensnares the internet, a new art book called The Art of Super Mario Odyssey released this week in Japan. There are already a few notable discoveries in its pages, but it doesn't get much more double-take-inducing than this: Nintendo toyed around with the idea of Bowser using a cap to take over Princess Peach's body in Odyssey.

That's right. There's a Princess Bowser concept straight from the minds at Nintendo.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I want to see Nintendo use this stuff in a game.

Odyssey was overflowing with creative ideas as is, so it makes some sense that the Princess Bowser scene from this concept art didn't make the cut. I mean, you have to save something for the sequel.

Sakusuru [Twitter] [Thanks, Zero Star]

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