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Nintendo dropped a ton of new information on Super Mario Odyssey during the latest Nintendo Direct, and the game is looking better than ever.

First up is the reveal of several new kingdoms. Inside of the Snow Kingdom, you’ll find the icy realm Shiveria. Then, there’s the Seaside Kingdom, which, true to its name, is near the sea and may be the underwater world that some earlier concept art hinted at.

To travel to each of these Kingdoms, you’ll need to find Power Moons. We already knew that, but Nintendo has elaborated on the concept to explain that Mario’s ship, the Odyssey, will require a different number of Power Moons to travel to each one. There are more Moons than you need hidden in each world, so you don’t need to worry about missing one or two—though you’ll get some sort of special surprise if you collect them all. If you have trouble finding them, there are a few hint-giving NPCs throughout the world, including Talkatoo, the Hint Toad, and the Amiibo-summonable Uncle Amiibo.

There are also several minigames hidden inside the Kingdoms, including Koopa Freerunning, a Jump Rope Challenge, or RC Race Car racing. Super Mario Odyssey will have its own online leaderboards for these, so you’ll be able to compare your top scores to those of your friends’.

In your travels, you’ll also be able to spruce up Mario’s Odyssey ship by purchasing stickers, decals, and other decorations from the in-game stores.

Nintendo also revealed a little more about the story of Super Mario Odyssey. Bowser intends to marry Princess Peach, and has her wearing a special tiara. Like Cappy, this hat—Tiara—is alive, and is in fact Cappy’s sister. You’re not just facing down Bowser to rescue Princess Peach, but to save Tiara as well.

Finally, Nintendo revealed that a special Nintendo Switch bundle will release alongside the game. This bundle will come with two red Joy-Cons, a copy of Super Mario Odyssey, and a Mario-themed carrying case.

Super Mario Odyssey releases on October 27th, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Source: Nintendo Direct

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Super Mario Odyssey has minigames, a tiara, and the best dinosaur

Nintendo's latest direct has revealed a ton of new information about Super Mario Odyssey.

By Emma Schaefer | 09/13/2017 04:42 PM PT

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Nintendo dropped a ton of new information on Super Mario Odyssey during the latest Nintendo Direct, and the game is looking better than ever.

First up is the reveal of several new kingdoms. Inside of the Snow Kingdom, you’ll find the icy realm Shiveria. Then, there’s the Seaside Kingdom, which, true to its name, is near the sea and may be the underwater world that some earlier concept art hinted at.

To travel to each of these Kingdoms, you’ll need to find Power Moons. We already knew that, but Nintendo has elaborated on the concept to explain that Mario’s ship, the Odyssey, will require a different number of Power Moons to travel to each one. There are more Moons than you need hidden in each world, so you don’t need to worry about missing one or two—though you’ll get some sort of special surprise if you collect them all. If you have trouble finding them, there are a few hint-giving NPCs throughout the world, including Talkatoo, the Hint Toad, and the Amiibo-summonable Uncle Amiibo.

There are also several minigames hidden inside the Kingdoms, including Koopa Freerunning, a Jump Rope Challenge, or RC Race Car racing. Super Mario Odyssey will have its own online leaderboards for these, so you’ll be able to compare your top scores to those of your friends’.

In your travels, you’ll also be able to spruce up Mario’s Odyssey ship by purchasing stickers, decals, and other decorations from the in-game stores.

Nintendo also revealed a little more about the story of Super Mario Odyssey. Bowser intends to marry Princess Peach, and has her wearing a special tiara. Like Cappy, this hat—Tiara—is alive, and is in fact Cappy’s sister. You’re not just facing down Bowser to rescue Princess Peach, but to save Tiara as well.

Finally, Nintendo revealed that a special Nintendo Switch bundle will release alongside the game. This bundle will come with two red Joy-Cons, a copy of Super Mario Odyssey, and a Mario-themed carrying case.

Super Mario Odyssey releases on October 27th, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Source: Nintendo Direct

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM