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Zombie Mario comes to Super Mario Odyssey

Sometimes dead is better

Super Mario Odyssey - Zombie Mario Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

A grisly new costume is available in Super Mario Odyssey just in time for Halloween: Zombie Mario.

Nintendo released a free update for the Switch game this week, adding the Zombie Headwear and Zombie Outfit to Super Mario Odyssey’s Crazy Cap shops. The headgear and outfit cost 3,000 and 5,000 coins, respectively, and can only be unlocked after completing the main story.

Here’s a look at the full costume, as well as three new filters (Manga, Tile and Kaleidoscope) added to the game’s Snapshot mode:

Here’s how that Zombie Mario costume looks in Odyssey’s 2D, Super Mario Bros.-inspired sections:

Playing as undead Mario might seem like a strange, horrific addition to the game, but it’s arguably on par with Odyssey’s skeleton outfit that strips Mario entirely of his flesh. And the fact that you’re now throwing an ax at enemies certainly makes Mario seem much more violent, but players are already having fun with Mario’s new headwear.

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