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Super Mario Odyssey’s hat power is capture, not possession says Nintendo

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Nintendo is currently two for two when it comes to the best game of E3. Last year saw The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild scoop many a top honour, while this year saw the return of everyone’s favourite Italian plumber. Stealing the spotlight and then some, Super Mario Odyssey was our game of the show as Nintendo’s latest effort plays like an absolute winner.

It’s key hook? An adorable piece of headwear that Mario can use to possess anything and everything around him. Did I say possess? In the words of Sergeant Mike Cosgrove, Nintendo wants people to cut it out, as Mario is “capturing” enemies between sessions of jump-related spine-crushing:

Fair enough. I can see why Nintendo would want to distance itself from the more sinister term, even though the two are broadly the same. Nintendo’s a family company, so having their license to print money running around New Donk City and subsuming the wills of the inhabitants of that metropolis isn’t the kind of message that they want to use to sell the game. Still, things could be worse:

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Super Mario Odyssey drops in October, and if you’re still scratching your head as to why we’re in love with it then give Al’s article a quick read through. Or wonder why he suddenly grew an impressive moustache and began speaking with an Italian accent. Life is strange.

Last Updated: June 23, 2017


  1. Kromas Ryder

    June 23, 2017 at 08:35

    Actually if you are controlling the person or thing you “capture” it is quite literally the very definition of possession.


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 23, 2017 at 09:09

    I wonder what possessed them to say something so silly.


  3. Original Heretic

    June 23, 2017 at 09:27

    And political correct crap strikes again.
    No, that’s not a spade, it’s a dirt removal/transference implement, shaped to maximize efficiency.


  4. Unavengedavo

    June 23, 2017 at 09:35

    So Mario is a Gupta?


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