Professional photographer spends 6 months taking pictures in Super Mario Odyssey

Pose for the fans!

Super Mario Odyssey has a pretty robust camera mode that lets you snap all sorts of pics on your journey. That was of major interest to professional photographer Dan Cordero. He has spent the last 6 months running around the game, using his keen eye for photography to put together a photo album of his adventure. Check out the results here!

Super Mario Odyssey sells 2 million physical copies in Japan alone

Congrats to Mario and Cappy!

Nintendo has yet another reason to celebrate the Switch's success. As of this week's Famitsu data, we can see that Super Mario Odyssey managed to sell 2 million units in Japan alone, and that's just the physical copies! That makes Super Mario Odyssey the 4th game to hit the 2 million mark in Japan, following Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2.

Modders aim to remake Super Mario 64 within Super Mario Odyssey

Yo, dawg...I put some Mario in your Mario

Super Mario Odyssey had a few nods to Super Mario 64, but fans aren't happy with just a couple tributes. They want to see a full-fledged remake, which is why a team of modders is trying to make that happen. The video above shows off their efforts so far, which gives us a look at Super Mario 64 remade within Super Mario Odyssey. It's looking pretty promising so far, but there's still a ton of work to be done.

Super Mario Odyssey beaten blindfolded in 5 hours, 24 minutes

How do people do this?!

Watch [BLINDFOLDED] Odyssey any% - FULL RUN for world's first (no breaks/peeks) from katun24 on www.twitch.tv

How long did it take you to beat Super Mario Odyssey the first time? Do you think you could beat it in 5 hours? Katun24 managed to do just that, but he played the entire game blindfolded. All in all, it took Katun24 5 hours, 24 minutes, and 18 seconds. You can see the entire amazing run above.

Super Mario Odyssey mod removes Mario's mustache

Please put it back...

Many have wondered what Mario would look like without his mustache. There has been plenty of fan art featuring Mario without his cookie duster, but now we have something even better. A Super Mario Odyssey mod removes Mario's mustache to show you that upper lip real estate he's got, and it sure is...something.

Nintendo submits four copyright contracts for Switch games in China

Plans for China move ahead

Slowly but surely, Nintendo is looking to bring the Switch out in China. Those efforts continue today, with four copyright contracts related to the platform. Nintendo is looking to secure copyrights for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe in the region. Hopefully they get approved, and the movement towards an official launch can continue on.

Super Mario Odyssey's Shiba Inu pup is the exact same model used in Nintendogs + Cats

Too cute to not use

When Nintendo has the chance to reuse a model, they'll take it. Case in point, the Shiba Inu pup you see in Super Mario Odyssey is actually the exact same model from Nintendogs + Cats! I guess that makes this guy a reoccuring character now! I wonder where he'll pup up next!

Check out English preview pages for "The Art of Super Mario Odyssey" art book

Now THAT'S art

As previously detailed, The Art of Super Mario Odyssey will launch in North America on Oct. 22, 2019, and is priced at $49.99. Want to get a better look at how the localization is coming along? Above you can see one example of the English version of the book, which certainly seems to be turning out quite well. Check out more preview pages right here.

Modder recreates Super Mario Odyssey's Sand Kingdom in Super Mario 64

Here we go!

Super Mario Odyssey has a number of striking kingdoms, with one of the most visually stunning locations being the Sand Kingdom. For whatever reason, a modder was inspired to take that kingdom and transfer it over to Super Mario 64. While its a work in progress, the results so far are pretty impressive!

Former BradyGames and Prima guide writer discusses how long it took to write guides for Banjo-Tooie and Super Mario Odyssey

One of the most grueling game industry jobs there is

Doug Walsh spent 18 years writing video game guides for both BradyGames and Prima, and he oversaw a ton of titles in that time. In an interview with Kotaku, Mr. Walsh discusses how guide-writing changed over the years.

Back in the PS2 era, guides would rarely take more than three or four weeks to write. The books were shorter—typically less than 160 pages—and so were the games. My very first time on-site at Nintendo was for Banjo-Tooie. The book was 144 pages and we wrote it in two weeks. Compare that to our Super Mario Odyssey guide which was 352 pages and took nearly two months. Those shorter games (and guides) meant we could get started later in the development process, typically after the games had “gone gold.” And BradyGames, who I started writing for in 2000, only needed the text from me a month before the game’s release.


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