Data-miners have uncovered some hidden artwork in Super Mario Odyssey‘s most recent patch files, and they hint that more Power Moons could be coming to the Nintendo Switch’s best-selling game.
Following the release of Super Mario Odyssey‘s latest update, which introduced Luigi’s Balloon World to the game, data miners discovered twenty new Hint Art images that show the location of hidden moons throughout Odyssey‘s various kingdoms.
The Hint Art files definitely seem to resemble Hint Art that’s already in the game, both abstract images that symbolize locations in each kingdom and screenshots from within the kingdoms themselves. As Kotaku points out, the Japanese Kanji for “temporary” can be seen in the top right corner of each image, either meaning that these moons were cut from the game, or they’re going to be added in at some point.
We’re going to post a screenshot (via The Cutting Room Floor) of the Power Moons below, so if you don’t want to ruin any potential surprises for yourself, keep scrolling:
Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi recently stated that future full-length DLC is a very real possibility, so maybe these moons will be introduced to the game with future updates. As far as we know, the Balloon World update only added the new balloon minigame, new outfits, and new camera filters, but no new moons. Likewise, while some players are hoping that future Odyssey DLC will add a new Kingdom or two, the Kingdoms spotted in the above thumbnails are all already in the game.
While you might not find any new moons with the above artwork (yet), it’s still a fun challenge to figure out their puzzles and travel to the appropriate locations in game. However, if you’re too lazy to do the legwork yourself, you can just watch this YouTuber find (almost) all of the locations for you:
Super Mario Odyssey is available on Nintendo Switch.