Great balls of fire.
Today, during a special Gamescom 2017 stream, producer Yoshiaki Koizumi, also known as M. Koizumi to the rest of us, was on hand to show off a dazzling eight minutes of gameplay from the Luncheon Kingdom area. The footage begins around 8 minutes into the stream, and it’s definitely a pleasure to behold.
The colorful world is home to fork people with blobby heads, Goombas with chef hats, and plenty of other food-themed decor that feels right at home in the Mario universe. There’s also a food-themed Cappy store where you can pick up a chef uniform for Mario. Later on, there’s a seemingly impassable area with pink lava. Mario can traverse the lava by controlling a ball of fire and floating through the other lava effortlessly. It’s very, very cool.
Super Mario Odyssey has tons of awesome little moments like that and they’ll no doubt culminate in some very interesting moments like we’ve not seen before in the history of Mario, and I for one am very excited to see it all come together this October 27, when it lands on Nintendo Switch.