Super Mario Odyssey
Let’s get the obvious one out of the way. Without a doubt, Super Mario Odyssey is the biggest game to look forward to this month if you’re the proud owner of a Nintendo Switch. We knew that a Mario game would be released for Nintendo’s newest console at some point, and it’s finally here. From all that we’ve seen so far, Super Mario Odyssey seems like a throwback to Sunshine, where the Italian plumber is tossed into a semi open world environment, and players are let loose to explore and discover collectibles.
The platforming in Odyssey probably won’t be as demanding or hardcore as some of the other Mario titles, but that isn’t the focal point here. The main new gimmick in Odyssey comes in the form of Cappy, a sentient hat that Mario wears on his head. At any point in time, players can throw the hat onto an inanimate object, and Mario will assume control of that object. From the game’s released footage and materials, Cappy’s ability also works on certain live species. Like a dinosaur, for instance.