Travellers arriving at Kansai International Airport in Osaka will soon be greeted by Nintendo characters plastered all over the place. Starting June 23, Nintendo is setting up what it’s calling the “Nintendo Check In” at the airpot’s Terminal 1 with Switch, 3DS, and smart device titles. The airport is also slipping on some huge Nintendo banners and decking out elevators in Super Mario characters. All this makes jet lag less awful! Nintendo is a good look for Japanese airports. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
GIF In the next big Mario game, our favorite plumber has a special hat. This hat allows Mario to take over the bodies of other creatures and objects. The more I think about the implications of this ability, the more I start to question the fabric of reality, if not Mario’s own existence. Here’s the trailer, in case you haven’t seen it yet: In case there was any doubt before, this footage only reinforces the idea that Mario is not human. But Mario can possess humans: GIF Look at this man’s face. Look at his expression. Is he OK? Is this like the Yeerk situation, where the human is fully lucid, just unable to control his body? Can Mario hear the man’s thoughts? Once Mario vacates the body, is the man left behind still the same? Does Mario damage the human psyche or brain by invading their bodies? Advertisement Advertisement Let’s back up for a second. What even IS this thing? GIF Based on the way it moves and emotes, it feels safe READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Here’s something you might not have noticed watching Super Mario Odyssey’s new trailer: many of those outfits Mario is wearing are based on his appearance in old/obscure Nintendo games. Cute touch! If you’re wondering where they’re all from, clockwise from top-left they’re Picross 2 (1996), Mario x Qix (1990, Game Boy), NES Open Tournament Golf (1987) and Yoshi’s Cookie (1993). Luke Plunkett is a Contributing Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Super Mario Odyssey is a wild, ambitious game. It’s got secrets, dinosaurs, and the type of flawless jumping you’d expect from a new main Mario made by the design wizards at Nintendo. It’s less Super Mario 3D World, more Super Mario 64. And it lets you throw around Mario’s hat, which I promise is more exciting than it sounds. In fact, hat-throwing the core mechanic of Super Mario Odyssey, which will be out on October 27 for the Switch. You can hurl your hat like a boomerang to break bricks or collect coins. You can swing your hat in a circle, damaging any Goombas or Koopa Troopas in your perimeter. You can throw it in different directions and even hold down your throw button to keep it hovering in the air for a few seconds so you can hop on it like a platform. It’s a fun, satisfying gimmick that takes some adjustment (thanks to motion controls!) but feels really good. You can also use your hat to take over people’s bodies. You can inhabit Bullet Bills and use them to ride across gaps. You can capture a Chain Chomp and send it flying to break a READ FULL STORY…
Super Mario Odyssey brings Mario to New Donk City in a brand new trailer showcased during Nintendo’s Spotlight presentation at E3 2017. …Read More The post Super Mario Odyssey Shines with Brand New Trailer in Nintendo Spotlight; Coming October 27 by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.
The next big Mario game is coming to Switch on October 27, and it’ll let you play as a Cheep Cheep, a taxi cab, and even a dinosaur. Using Mario’s special abilities in Super Mario Odyssey, you can inhabit those people and objects, as we saw in a new trailer during the Nintendo Spotlight today. Here’s the trailer: We’ll have more on Super Mario Odyssey later this morning. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Previously, Universal Studios released concept art for its upcoming Super Nintendo World. This week at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, a large Mario themed stage appeared in the parking, giving a more concrete look at what to expect. These photos were snapped by Twitter user and USJ super fan LCASTUDIOS_USJ. It’s believed that the stage was created for some sort of event related to Universal’s Super Nintendo World. Here is a night shot from Twitter user Akino: Completion of the actual area is still years away. These photos seem to show how construction is going at USJ. And some more photos from earlier this spring. As you can see, it’s still early. USJ’s Super Nintendo World area probably won’t be opened until 2020. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Last month, a speedrun for collecting 120 stars in Super Mario 64 went down in history for being the first run to ever go under a time of 1:40:00. It was a record that took years to achieve; some people didn’t think it was even possible. Last weekend, that legendary record got beaten twice in a span of a day. The previous highly-celebrated record, achieved by Allan “Cheese05″ Alvarez, stood at 1:39:57. On June 3rd, speedrunner Puncayshun topped that with a run clocking in at 1:39:49.41. The hype was real, people went wild in the chat—they had just witnessed someone outdo a historic speedrun. “My heart’s pounding…oh my god,” Puncayshun says at the end of the clip. “First time holding a world record in a long time,” he wrote in the description. Now highly motivated, Cheese05 punched back with a fantastic run of his own the very next day. As it became clear that Cheese05’s pace could potentially outstrip Puncayshun’s, the chat reinforced the rivalry: Sure enough, Cheese05 knocked out a new world record at 1:39:28, and you can watch it below: [embedded content] Beyond the display of platforming mastery, this new record is READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
GIF Clearing Super Mario World in just over thirteen and a half minutes is a stellar achievement no matter what. One speedrunner took it to the next level by achieving that time while wearing a blindfold. Katun24 is a speedrunner known for titles like Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. While he normally plays through these games with all of his senses, he occasionally takes up a blindfold for some extra challenge. This usually leads to very long runs—his blindfolded run through Donkey Kong Country 2 took over sixteen hours to complete. Thankfully, his blindfolded run through Super Mario World was much quicker. [embedded content] The run followed the 11 Exit route, a category that tries to beat the game as fast as possible. Katun24 leaps and slides his way through levels, all while searching out hidden exits that will bring him to the final boss fight against Bowser in the shortest amount of time. It doesn’t always go perfectly: in one underwater level, he loses his bearings and doesn’t swim high enough to avoid sinking to his death. But the run is otherwise mesmerizing. Katun34 accomplishes in a handful of minutes what would take…
Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s $50 or so worth of remote controlled flying Mario, also available in Yoshi. Advertisement It’s always nice to see a familiar face while scouring the outskirts of the New York Toy Fair. I found Mario here at the Carrera booth, hanging in out in front of the Mario Kart RC cars and slot car racing sets the company is known for. Last year the company released a Mario drone copter that they couldn’t keep in stock. This summer they’ve got a pair of remote controlled copters, and they’re really neat. Both Mario and Yoshi models will sell for around $50. Mario’s cape, in plastic for his Toy Fair debut, will be cloth in the final product. Imagine it fluttering in the wind as you watch the clip below. An lo, the skies shall be filled with plumbers and egg-pooping dinosaurs. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
And Many Gamers Note the Problem as Well, Unsurprisingly Prior to the Nintendo Switch Presentation, Nikkei, one of Japan’s foremost business papers, published a piece suggesting Nintendo Switch would launch at less than $250. As of yesterday, we’ve learned that the console will be available March 3rd at $299. There are multiple reasons why people are surprised by this retail price. What we know so far: Switch is a portable console, with what technically qualifies as two controllers in the Joy-con remote(with neon color variations), and free subscriptions for the first months of online play. To some(perhaps many), the price for everything listed has proven a bit high. Among them, analyst Michael Pachter who stated, “it would be amazing at $200 and competitive at $250, but $300 seems a bit steep, especially considering that the other consoles are at that price.” While Pachter’s analyses have come under scrutiny in the past, there was precedence for his observation this time around. Although the Nintendo Switch is a new, ‘innovative’ console with multisensor control and portability, it is measured in the shadow of its competitors. “I think it will sell well to Nintendo fans, but it will be a second console for a lot of people,” Pachter told GamingBolt. Also worth noting, Nintendo…
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Super Mario Odyssey Revealed for Nintendo Switch A huge announcement for Super Mario fans was just revealed at the Nintendo Switch event in Tokyo. Super Mario Odyssey will be released on the Nintendo Switch later this year! While the trailer showcases a different Mario game, walking through the streets and bouncing on cars looking quite similar to Sunset Overdrive. The most different thing you’ll notice in the trailer is that it all happens in a modern city, outside of the Mushroom Kingdom! While not many details have been released along with this announcement it appears to be somewhat of a successor to Super Mario Galaxy, as Mario explores the open spaces. Super Mario Odyssey will be released during the holiday season later this year exclusively on Nintendo Switch! Check out the trailer for the newest Mario game below. The post Super Mario Odyssey Revealed at Nintendo Switch Event appeared first on COGconnected.
The next major, 3D entry in the Super Mario series is headed to the Nintendo Switch, with the announcement tonight of Super Mario Odyssey. Advertisement It…looks like a 3D Mario game, only the catch here is that Mario leaves the Mushroom Kingdom behind to spend some time in the real world. Nintendo also says it will feature “sandbox-style” levels. It’ll be out in the holiday season. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!