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Nintendo: Super Mario Odyssey Will Support Co-op Mode

17 June 2017

Cappy is invincible, they clarify, so it can protect Mario from enemies without issue. Nintendo usually steers clear of heavy-story games, but things like the Legend of Zelda and Metroid do come with a certain level of depth in terms of story progression.

But Super Mario Odyssey, the latest game starring Nintendo's marquee cast of characters, manages to be even stranger than its predecessors.

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The upcoming game comes with a co-op mode that allows players to team up. While controlling Cappy, the second player is able to fly around independently from Mario, which they show off by solving a puzzle involving collecting music notes.

Don't expect to hear Mario preaching about political elements in Super Mario Odyssey! It gives Mario the ability to toss his hat around the 3D world, just as he will in Super Mario Odyssey.

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In order to enjoy the mod, you'll need a computer capable of handling Mario 64 (shouldn't be too difficult), as well as an appropriate emulator and the game file itself. Unlike the original title, players can explore the nooks and crannies of the city, find coins, and be sidetracked by other quests. Both players will also have control of the game's camera as well.

"Super Mario Odyssey" might only have a two-player co-op mode, but looks like it functions well for the game's sandbox design, and seems to be light and fun.

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Super Mario Odyssey is out for the Nintendo Switch on October 27. Nintendo wanted take advantage of the fact that the Switch comes with two controllers by default, hence the mode.