Super Mario Odyssey Adds Holiday Outfits, And More

Super Mario Odyssey

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After celebrating the one-year anniversary of Super Mario Odyssey with a little dancing routine, Nintendo decided to also celebrate the holiday season by adding some cheerful Christmas gear to get gamers in the holiday spirit. They also added a few other accessories and outfits you might want to get your hands on.

Shacknews is reporting that right now you can get some brand new outfits in Super Mario Odyssey. The first outfit is an 8-bit throwback Mario skin from Super Mario Bros., for the Nintendo Entertainment System from back in the 1980s. Except, instead of being a blob of digitized blocks based on hand-drawn sprite-art, he's a blob of digitized voxels formed together to look like hand-drawn sprites.

You'll probably instantly draw parallels to Mojang's Minecraft given the way Mario is designed, even though technically the characters in Minecraft actually have fewer blocks and don't look as disturbing as the 8-bit 3D Mario.

Alternatively, you can get your hands on another free outfit that has been added to the game, which includes the Santa getup. The pudgy plumber is donned in a red suit with white gloves and a fake white beard stretched across the lower half of his juicy, round jawline. He has some matching white eyebrows to go along with the fake beard, and a red and white Santa hat to top it off. He keeps his old brown shoes on just so you know that it's still him.

Now the Santa outfit and the Santa hat can actually both be acquired separately, so you can mix and match when it comes to that aspect of the holiday update. You'll need 500 coins to purchase the Santa hat, and an extra 1,000 coins to purchase the Santa outfit. The 8-bit gear will be a little bit more difficult to acquire, as you'll need to lay down the very hefty sum of 9,999 coins to get your hands on the retro gear.

As described by Shacknews, the outfit also ties into Nintendo's own retro Amiibo figure for the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., which is designed to look just like the outfit featured in Super Mario Odyssey.

These obviously aren't the only outfits in the game. If you already own the title then you'll know that there are tons of different costumes to unlock throughout Super Mario Odyssey, including outfits from previous Nintendo games, or outfits designed specifically for Mario's odyssey across the various kingdom planets.

If you were bored with the game, you can scrounge up a few coins and attempt to purchase the outfits by heading to the shop owners in-game and picking them up to wear at your own leisure.

It might be best to get in game-time with Super Mario Odyssey right now, because in December Nintendo is releasing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate exclusively for the Switch. You probably will want to set some time aside for the big drop. Thankfully, you can grab the outfits right now if you have a copy of Super Mario Odyssey.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.