As expected, the star of the Nintendo E3 2017 showcase is our favorite Italian plumber, Mario, and his new title for the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey. We got a closer look at the anticipated title during the event and the hype for the title is greater than ever. One of the exciting reveals was a new line of Super Mario Odyssey Amiibo that collectors and fans alike are going to be saving up for.
During the Nintendo E3 Treehouse, the guys over at Nintendo has revealed three Super Mario Odyssey Amiibos which feature the key characters in the game in their wedding outfit. The Amiibos are for Mario, Princess Peach, and Bowser. The new Amiibo figurines for Mario and Bowser are clad in white Tuxedos. Meanwhile, Princess Peach gets a white wedding dress.
The outfit for the Amiibos are in line with one of the major storylines of the upcoming title. Aside from kidnapping Princess Peach, Bowser is also planning on marrying the Mushroom Kingdom’s ruler in Super Mario Odyssey. The Amiibos will launch alongside the game sometime during the Holidays and listing for the game and the Amiibos are now on Nintendo’s website.
According to the presenters, the Amiibo will be used for a variety of ways. One of the functions of the new line of Amiibo figurines is a feature that Nintendo calls as ‘gameplay assistance,’ but they’ve yet to fully detail what this means. It’s obviously going to affect something in-game and it could even come in the form of items like in Zelda Breath of the Wild and its Amiibos.
Another function of the Super Mario Odyssey Amiibo feature is that it can be used to give Mario access to new costumes. In the upcoming title, outfits and costumes are part of the core experience and Mario can be outfitted with some wacky and helpful outfits.
Like most Amiibos, the Super Mario Odyssey Amiibo could be compatible with past games in the series. It’s very possible that it’ll be compatible with Super Mario Maker as most Amiibos have been compatible with the title. For now though, it’s confirmed that some previously released Amiibo will be compatible with Super Mario Odyssey.
Update: As spotted by Wario64, Nintendo’s new Amiibos has now surfaced on Amazon, though they are not yet available for pre-order.
The upcoming Super Mario game is looking better and better with more of the game’s details being revealed and we could be seeing more soon. Super Mario Odyssey officially launches for the Switch on October 27.