SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY is a Gloriously Weird Delight (E3 Preview)

The second player will control a new character named Cappy, that looks a lot like a floating hat.It turns out that Nintendo’s forthcoming sandbox-style Mario title for the Switch won’t just offer a single-player experience, but a co-op mode as well, akin to the co-op modes of Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 on the Wii.Showing a demo of the mode during the stream, game director Kenta Motokura said that the Switch’s two detachable controllers inspired him to add co-op controls.Far more interesting, however, is the hat’s sentient capabilities – tossing it at certain enemies or objects allows you to take control of them. Playing as Cappy is a very different story. However, according to Nintendo, Mario will be able to control Cappy in some capacity but did not reveal how.This includes collecting coins and other collectibles that are totally out of reach for Mario.The footage shows the two completing a simple puzzle together.Cappy allows players to perform actions that the lead character can not.On the agenda this time around was everything from the game design of Super Mario Odyssey to Koizumi’s coffee brewing habits – it is an ask me anything, after all.The mod, which is created to work on Mario 64 played via an emulator on PC, is called Super Mario Odyssey 64. Looking back at the classic Mario game, while the Italian plumber only used to jump on turtles and fish and other enemies to defeat them, he can do so much more in “Super Mario Odyssey“.”So when we wanted to create Mario games this time around we wanted to focus on the actions Mario can do and in previous Mario games he was able to get power-ups and new abilities”, wrote Koizumi.