It turns out the rumor that Super Mario Odyssey will be getting new Power Moons is true. Data miners recently discovered a batch of hint art in the Luigi’s Balloon World update, leading many to believe more of the collectibles would be coming. Now, one of the images has been shared directly by Nintendo.
Nintendo of America has shared the previously discovered image on Twitter, seen in the tweet below. “Use the hint in this image to help you find where treasure is buried,” reads the post. “Do a ground pound in the right place and you’ll get something good.”
New Hint Art is here! Use the hint in this image to help you find where treasure is buried. Do a Ground Pound in the right place and you’ll get something good! #SuperMarioOdyssey pic.twitter.com/5Q2tPhZIAj
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 15, 2018
The new hint art seems to work similarly to the wall paintings currently available in Odyssey. Players have already been able to come across cryptic pieces of art in the game’s various lands, giving them clues of where to find hidden Power Moons. The new image displays a well-known area, with an X indicating where Mario needs to ground pound to claim the hidden item.
What’s still unclear about the newly added Power Moon, though, is if it’s temporary or there to find for good. If it and possible future moons are permanent, they will be difficult to find for players who come to Odyssey years from now. While sharing the new locations on Twitter is a fast and easy way to get the information out there now, it’s likely Nintendo will have to add in-game references to the moons down the line.
In addition to the now official hint art, data miners discovered 19 other images, which could mean the remaining hints will arrive in the game soon. Also, recently data mined were files referencing costumes for Mario themed after the Broodal bosses. In turn, players could see more post-launch content like the new hint art in the future.
Super Mario Odyssey is available for the Nintendo Switch.
Source: Nintendo of America on Twitter