The Super Mario Odyssey marketing train has left the station, and Nintendo is shining a brilliant spotlight on what promises to be the most ambitious Super Mario game since Super Mario 64. Last night Nintendo launched a brand new live action musical trailer starring Mario himself, along with Pauline, Mario's original damsel in distress who has evolved to become the mayor of New Donk City! Watch the trailer above and try not to get this song stuck in your head, it's a real ear-worm!
If you were watching that trailer and found yourself trying to put a finger on Pauline's voice, you're not the only one! Pauline is voiced be none other than Kate Higgins, who has an impressive resume filled with games and anime series to which she has lent her talent. She is probably best known as Sakura Haruno in Naruto.
The trailer itself is a freaking spectacle, and fans can't get enough of Jump Up, Superstar! The song was revealed for the first time at this year's E3, and was an immediate hit. The music and lyrics evoke and sense of reckless delight and adventure -- two things that the Super Mario series has been bringing fans for decades now.
Super Mario Odyssey is shaping up to be one of the greatest games ever made, and if this early-leaked review is any indication, it sounds like it might be...
Super Mario Odyssey's First Perfect Score
EDGE magazine gave us the first North American review of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In that issue Breath of the Wild was awarded a perfect score of 10 out of 10, which only 19 games have earned in the history of the publication. This month Mario will appear on the cover, and inside readers will find the first official review of Super Mario Odyssey. It's not supposed to hit shelves until tomorrow, but a few people have been able to find it on store shelves already. One took a quick snapshot of the end of the review and...
Another perfect 10 out of 10. This confirms what we already knew, of course: Super Mario Odyssey has received an enormous amount of love and attention from Nintendo's flagship first-party development teams for years now, and there is quality and inspiration shining through every frame.
We don't have long to wait now. Super Mario Odyssey launches on Nintendo Switch on October 27, and we'll have our own review ready for you soon. Stay tuned!
(via EDGE / NintendoEverything)