Mario Can Take Over Others' Bodies in 'Super Mario Odyssey'

He can turn into a straight-up dinosaur. 

Holy crap, y’all. Super Mario Odyssey is going to be even more buck wild than we thought. During Nintendo’s E3 presentation, the company revealed the hotly anticipated Switch game’s release date and let the world know that Mario can straight-up take over people’s bodies. This means you can play as a dinosaur.

The trailer, which closed out the presentation is set to a jaunty tune and showed off a couple new worlds with extremely cool and different art styles than the normal Mario fare. That’s all well and good though, since we knew that ever since we saw Mario visit a realistic New York City stand-in back in January. It’s when Mario throws his sentient hat at a frog — a living creature with wants and feelings — that things go off the rails.

Mario is sucked into some sort of vortex as he possesses the poor amphibian, taking over its body. Mario seems pretty freaked out about this, but eventually he gets used to it, as the trailer later shows him inhabit a Goomba, a Cheep Cheep, a Chain Chomp, a Bullet Bill, a Hammer Bro a realistic dinosaur, and a freaking human being that was just walking down a city street. Mario has become unto a god, and he can take over your body if he so pleases.

This is a lot.

Super Mario Odyssey will be available for the Nintendo Switch on October 27.

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