There are only two levels of Super Mario Odyssey playable on the E3 show floor, but Nintendo’s Treehouse stream gave viewers a tour of a third today.
The Wooded Kingdom is filled with robot watering cans who are stressed out about Bowser stealing their plants. It’s got a lovely ambient soundscape, so you’ll want to play with headphones if you’re taking it on the go. The motion controls of Cappy get some playtime, and we get to see a few objectives being completed.
The level seems to be a biosphere filled with forestation. By jumping off the edge of the map, Mario discovers the ‘Deep Wood’ – apparently there are a lot of hidden spaces and objectives. The commentators refer to a ‘significant’ number of collectables, and say that there are far, far more to collect than you need to ‘complete’ the game.
The video also talks a bit more about the game’s forms of currency, and what you can buy with them. At one point Mario is shown stopping in front of a boombox to jam out, which is very important. They show off the inside of the Odyssey ship, as well, where you’ll be able to dress Mario up in his costumes. His different costumes can affect how different characters in the game world interact with you too – Mario encounters a sphinx that will only talk to you in your explorer outfit.
The video is a full half hour long, and while it doesn’t necessarily reveal anything huge that wasn’t in the E3 presentation, it’s a great extended look at how Super Mario Odyssey plays.
For more details, check out Alex’s hands-on report from the show floor.