Super Mario Odyssey To Feature Co-Op

Runtime: 28:19    Author: Nintendo    Category: Trailers

Super Mario Odyssey will let a second player control Mario's hat via local co-op  as reported by Polygon.

The news came about during Nintendo's Treehouse event - a livestream which goes into more details about their games. The stream goes for more than 28 minutes, but you can jump ahead to the relevant segment regarding co-op by clicking here.

Mario's hat, aptly named "Cappy", can attack enemies and pick-up items for Mario. So while his role may be secondary to that of Mario's, Nintendo said that was meant to be the case:

"When you throw Cappy, he's invincible, so we thought that would be a really good opportunity for people who aren't use to games to be able to play with someone else who's a little more advanced," said Kenta Motorua, the game's director.

He also explained Nintendo's inspiration behind the inclusion:

"We know we wanted Mario to be able to throw something, and then we thought, 'well, he's always wearing a hat', so if he just throws his hat that'd be great. And once we got to that point we realised people can have more of an emotional attachment if it was also a character; then once we realised it was a character, he should be able to move around himself, and so the multiplayer element really just feel into place."

Super Mario Odyssey will release October 27 for Switch.


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Comments Comments (3)

Posted by czk51
On Friday 16 Jun 2017 1:54 PM
I think there will be traditional co-op as well. The inside of the Odyssey ship has 2 seats which makes me think another biped player might be able to join.
Posted by twisterjamz
On Friday 16 Jun 2017 7:10 PM
Gonna have to get me a switch so I can play this and Breath Of The Wild
Posted by jmduknz
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 9:48 AM
Co-op might be nice to play with briefly out of curiosity but this will be single player for me.