Anyone tuned in to Nintendo’s online-only presentation for E3 2017 likely expected the usual quirks and charms Nintendo is known for. But, when they saw a new trailer for Super Mario Odyssey, the bonkers game mechanics — such as Mario being able to possess inanimate objects, Mushroom Kingdom wildlife, and actual living people — caused Twitter to go completely, batshit insane.
Odyssey is a new 3D adventure platformer in the same fashion of classic hits such as Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy, and the Nintendo Switch will naturally follow Mario as he rescues Princess Peach from his archnemesis Bowser (as always), this time from Bowser’s wedding plans. After 30 years, Bowser’s getting really desperate.
What’s different about Odyssey is that, while Mario still explores out-there 3D environments, Mario will also explore “the real world,” or at least as close a facsimile as Nintendo would allow in its adventure games. Enter: New Donk City, an actual human urban city populated by human people.
That’s not all. One of the new mechanics in Super Mario Odyssey is that Mario can solve puzzles by taking possession of inanimate objects or creatures, such as Goombas, frogs, tanks, Bullet Bills, robots, and human beings (!!!!), allowing enable him to perform feats he wouldn’t be able to otherwise. Just by tossing his signature red hat, Mario can possess anything and everything in the world. And Twitter is, as the kids say, shook.
A quick search on Twitter brings up absolutely hilarious reactions. Some have to explain the joke first, like so:
Others, well, are just losing their damn mind.
There’s also some new things learned along the way.
And yeah, Twitter had a field day.
Remember that part where Mario took control of a TYRANNOSAURUS REX?
Twitter also began asking the real questions.
Others are just plain excited.
Super Mario Odyssey will be available October 27, 2017 on the Nintendo Switch. See the trailer and lose your mind below.