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Nintendo teases Super Mario Odyssey multiplayer, but we’ll have to wait

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Chelsea Stark (she/her), executive editor, has been covering video games for more than a decade.

Super Mario Odyssey may not be a solo journey, but Nintendo isn’t going to spill any details this E3.

During a behind-closed-doors meeting with game producer Yoshiaki Koizumi and director Kenta Motukura, the question of multiplayer was addressed. Here was the answer from Koizumi:

Well, the first thing I would want to say about multiplayer is that since this is the Nintendo Switch, and it does have two controllers, it's very easy for you to imagine handing one to another person, so there's probably something that you will hear about multiplayer. But the timing is not quite there, so I hope you're able to wait just a little bit longer to hear about that. And then as for network features, since this is something the hardware is capable of, there might be something that you'll hear about there as well, and I hope you'll look forward to it.

That’s not quite an answer, and we don’t have too many months before the Super Mario Odyssey’s Oct. 27 release date. It’s very likely we’ll see a special Nintendo Direct before then, though. But with Nintendo putting a major focus on cooperative and competitive multiplayer on Switch during this year’s E3, it’s not a surprise to see this hint.

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