We’ll be blunt: Super Mario Odyssey looks amazing. The coolest new gameplay feature we saw in the game’s first full trailer may be Mario’s special hat ability. Cappy, his sentient hat, has the power to possess virtually anything in the world.
Yep. Super Mario Odyssey’s coolest mechanic is possession. If Mario flings Cappy at certain people or things, he “captures” them and absorbs their powers. It ... sounds weird, sure — but it looks awesome. Check out a bunch of the creatures and beings whose bodies Mario inhabited during our first peek at the game.
Rewatch the new Super Mario Odyssey trailer below to see all of these in action. That’s what we’ll be doing for the rest of forever ... until Oct. 27, anyway, when the game launches on Nintendo Switch.