Super Mario Odyssey brings Mario to Nintendo Switch, the “real world”

  • At its Nintendo Switch presentation late Thursday night, Nintendo announced Super Mario Odyssey, an “open world” 3D adventure that will take Mario to locations that “look familiar in the real world.”
  • The game is planned for a holiday season launch in late 2017.
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    Super Nintendo World is the first Mario theme park, coming to Universal Studios Japan by 2020

  • Nintendo has announced the first of its planned theme parks based on its famous gaming properties, which will be located at and built in partnership with Universal Studios locations in the US and Japan.
  • Nintendo and Universal announced its partnership and the locations of the parks in a video published in late November.
  • At the time, the gaming giant said in a statement: “The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions.
  • “Their goal: to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks.
  • “We are constantly amazed how the park developers are bringing the essence of our games to life in the real world,” said Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto in the announcement video.
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    Super Mario Odyssey is an open world sandbox game for Nintendo Switch

  • Of course Mario will appear on Nintendo’s new console.
  • Super Mario Odyssey was first teased this past October in the reveal trailer for the Nintendo Switch.
  • Just as Marvel releases multiple Iron Man and Thor movies, Nintendo releases new entries in New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Galaxy.
  • Super Mario Odyssey appears to be a successor to Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy, in which Mario navigates large and explorable spaces.
  • Super Mario Odyssey is scheduled for holiday 2017.
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    Ready for real-life Super Mario? Nintendo attractions coming to theme parks in Hollywood and Orlando

  • Nintendo-themed attractions are headed to Universal theme parks in the U.S.
  • In a video released by Nintendo, the company’s creative fellow Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal Creative President Mark Woodbury shared their excitement and some details about their collaboration.
  • They also announced that “Nintendo world” is headed to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, in addition to Universal Studios Japan (which is located in Osaka).
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    As part of a global partnership between Universal and Nintendo, the new themed areas will also feature shops and restaurants (think the Wizarding World).

  • Each Universal theme park will release more information detailing its Nintendo-themed areas, with the first announcement coming soon.
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    ‘Super Mario Run’: Price, connectivity missteps for Nintendo

  • This image provided by Nintendo shows a screenshot from the game “Super Mario Run,” which the gaming giant released for the iPhone on Dec. 15, 2016.
  • (Nintendo via AP)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Super Mario might be running, but a hefty price tag for a mobile game just won’t fly with the masses.

  • Ten dollars is too much for a latte and too much for a mobile game, even if it comes with truffle shavings in the case of the latte and the world’s best known video game character in the case of “Super Mario Run.”

    If “Super Mario Run” gets over these two big hurdles, there is still a chance the game could be a success.

  • After all, Nintendo fans have been waiting for a mobile Mario for nearly a decade, pretty much ever since mobile games have existed, so they are likely to give the Japanese gaming giant a second chance.
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