Okay, let’s talk about that new Super Mario game. Super Mario Odyssey looks about as charming as ever, and it’s really digging in hard to the theme of exploring new worlds. One of those worlds, though, appears to be OUR world, except we’re not cool enough to come up with names like New Donk City. See for yourself if you haven’t already.
What do you think? Personally, this trailer made me gasp a couple times, both in the “wow, this looks amazing” and “What are they doing?!” ways. Part Mario, part Sonic the Hedgehog 2006, it’s definitely something different.
Regardless of the many questions it begs—like why Mario looks nothing like the other humans, or why those humans are all dressed to impress—there’s plenty of time to get used to the quirks of Super Mario Odyssey before it launches this winter.
Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.