Nintendo’s E3 Direct wrapped up fairly quickly, but it was immediately followed up with the now annual Nintendo Treehouse livestream. While the Treehouse sometimes makes brand new announcements on their own, such as today’s reveal of Metroid: Samus Returns, more often they show off a ton of amazing gameplay from the titles we’re all wishing we could get our hands on. Easily one of the biggest titles coming later this year is Super Mario Odyssey, and the Treehouse recognized that by providing us a look at nearly an hour’s worth of content.

The Treehouse visited the world of Odyssey for two half-hour segments. In the first one, we got a closer look at the areas available on the E3 showroom floor, New Donk City and the Sand Kingdom, and saw new features of the game like its currency—coins can actually be used to buy stuff in this game!—and the Grand Moons, which seem to be the replacement of Power Stars and are used to power your hat-shaped ship, the appropriately-named “Odyssey.” They even took some time to battle one of the Brutals, the rabbit-like boss enemies that Mario will be encountering multiple times in his journey.

Our second trip took our favorite plumber to the world of the Wooded Kingdom, a realm inhabited by “robot watering cans” that are bemoaning the loss of their kingdom’s flowers to Bowser. This area gave us a much deeper look at Capture Targets, beings or objects that Mario can possess by throwing his hat Cappy at them, and the mechanics and rewards that can be unlocked by properly exploiting this new power. We also got to look inside the Odyssey ship and saw how Mario’s ability to change outfits can afford him access to new areas in the world.

You can check out both of these segments in the videos below! Are you excited for Super Mario Odyssey?

Source: Nintendo Treehouse Livestream at E3 2017

Our Verdict


Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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