Super Mario Odyssey, due out at the end of this month, has its very own live-action music video featuring a CGI Mario going all Guys ‘n’ Dolls with a troupe of backing dancers. How’s about hat, then?
Never underestimate Nintendo’s power for the bizarre. First there was that Super Mario Bros. film back in the nineties (shudder); then there was… this; and that time that various company execs, including the near-mythic Reggie Fils-Aime, were presented in muppet form.
And now there’s this:
It’s for the song ‘Jump Up, Super Star!’ that has already been released and has been in some of the trailers – an outrageously catchy tune.
The video is clearly set in Super Mario Odyssey’s take on New York, New Donk City, and the smart-suited dancers in the background give the scene the air of an old-fashioned Broadway hit.
Mario frolics down the street lobbing his magic hat at bystanders, and spreading his infectious brand of moustachioed, head-jumping joy.
The game is out on October 27th for the Nintendo Switch, and will be a holiday must-buy for Switch owners.
Nintendo has spread out its first-party releases and bolstered its catalogue with a cavalcade of lively indie titles.
Super Mario Odyssey rounds out what’s been an interesting year for Nintendo’s console, launching with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and making sparing additions with the likes Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8, and the recent mayhem of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.