Nintendo rolled out a brand new five-minute trailer for Super Mario Odyssey detailing absolutely everything you need to know before you dive in and pick up a copy of the game for the Nintendo Switch later this month. The trailer covers all of the game's basic gameplay tenets so you have an idea of what to expect when it launches.
The trailer was recently posted up over on the official Nintendo YouTube channel, and it starts off by talking about some of the main kingdoms that Mario will be able to visit throughout his journey in Super Mario Odyssey. This includes the Metro Kingdom, the Seaside Kingdom, and the Wooded Kingdom.
The trailer arrived just ahead of the Nintendo World Championships that took place over this past weekend in New York City. Within the five minute run-time we learn that the basic premise of the game's plot is that Mario goes on an adventure to stop a wedding between Bowser and Peach -- a wedding that Princess Peach is none too fond of.
In order to help aid Mario in rescuing Peach, Cappy from the Cap Kingdom joins in on the fun as a transforming cap that can also "capture" objects and enemies alike throughout Super Mario Odyssey. Most people like to call it possession, but Nintendo is adamant on calling it "capturing".
The trailer showcases how Mario can use Cappy to throw the cap and use it as a platform. The trailer also showcases how Mario can capture a bunch of enemies, tanks, animals, and other objects such as cars. Briefly, Nintendo even teased how Mario can capture a T-Rex and stomp around with it.
Next up, the trailer then dives into how players get from one kingdom to the next in Super Mario Odyssey: The Odyssey.
Yes, the game is named after the flying ship that Mario and Cappy use to venture throughout the universe to reach new kingdoms. In order to get to these new locations, the duo must collect Power Moons. These runes are scattered around each of the kingdoms and you'll have to acquire a certain amount in order to power the Odyssey and reach new, distant locations.
The moons work identically to the stars in previous Super Mario games. And just like in previous Super Mario titles, you can gain the moons from defeating enemies, bosses, finding them scattered around the maps in secret areas, and by completing mini-games.
Additionally, the trailer highlights how you can unlock new outfits for Mario by collecting resources and purchasing the outfits from vendors located throughout the kingdoms.
The game also features online leaderboards and an Assist Mode to help newbies who may have difficulty in some of the platforming segments. A two-player mode is also present that can be activated at any time using the left and right Joy-Cons.
Super Mario Odyssey is due for release exclusively on the Nintendo Switch starting October 27th.