Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here.
Super Mario Odyssey is reintroducing exploration to the 3D platforming series. As we saw at E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade event) in Los Angeles last week, that means you will find secrets hidden everywhere throughout the title’s various worlds.
An example of that is the sinkhole in the desert stage that I played in the Odyssey (read our preview), which is due out October 27, on a Switch in Nintendo’s E3 booth. You can see me explore this area in the video above. As I ran by the gaping chasm, I almost ignored it because I figured it was a deathtrap. But the Nintendo rep guiding me through the demo suggested that I investigate it. So, I dived into the hole and ended up in a small platforming challenge that led me to two of the moon collectibles.
This is an example of how Odyssey is set up in general. You are always a moment away from stumbling into something new and different.
For more Mario, check out all of our gameplay videos and impressions here.
GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.