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Super Mario Odyssey gets a live-action music video

Super Mario Odyssey has a live-action music video with a CGI Mario dancing his way down the streets. How’s about hat, then?

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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.

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Josh is a freelance writer. You’ll find him banging on about the vertices between games and film and music and poetry and books, but don’t let that put you off. He likes games. He likes writing. He also gets the biscuits in.