Jun 13, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey given October date by Nintendo

Nintendo has said its next major Mario game will go on sale on 27 October. The date means the firm will be able to promote Super Mario Odyssey alongside its new Switch console in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping seasons. "Zelda: Breath of the Wild has got the Switch off to a great start, but it's not until a Nintendo console has a proper Mario game that they can call it a proper success," commented Katharine Byrne, news editor of the games trade magazine MCV. "Releasing it ahead of Christmas is a good idea because if people haven't bought the console yet then offering it with a Mario game is a strong proposition." "The Mario games on the Wii U slightly disappointed because everyone had been hoping for a successor to the original Wii's Super Mario Galaxy titles, and Super Mario 3D World didn't hit the same levels." Mario fans were also told they would be able to play a new role-paying title by France's Ubisoft - Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle - which will be released in August.

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