Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch is looking like every 3D Mario fans dream and recent reports suggest that the game is almost finished. Segment Next says that the game is currently being polished up but it’s virtually complete. This means that the remaining time can be used to polish and tweak the game to the developers satisfaction. Super Mario Odyssey is coming to the Nintendo Switch this winter.

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    • I wouldn’t call it greed. I agree in the case of Zelda because they clearly waited for the Switch launch just so that it wouldn’t feel like they were releasing an “old” game for their new system. Meanwhile there was nothing comparable on the Wii U to hold us over.

      In this case though, they have other games coming out before holiday (Splatoon2, MK8, BotW, etc.) It’s not like they’re leaving us hanging. I think more people would be upset about not having a big holiday release than not having it right now.

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      • They should have a big exclusive you cant get anywhere else at launch. Having a cross gen game at launch doesn’t cut it. I expect more from them. Those game you mentioned are mainly ports which just tells me the switch isn’t ready yet.

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        • I agree that MK8 is a port, but I wouldn’t call BotW or Splatoon 2 a port. I know that BotW was intended for Wii U and later built for Switch, but there is a reason I don’t consider it a port.

          As for the lineup, I completely agree with you. There should be more and there should be, at the very least, one big launch title that can not be played anywhere else; but they don’t have that. They have what they showed; and in the context of what they do have, I feel it’s more important to have a big, unique title at holiday, when people are more likely to buy a new console, than at launch in March, when people are not exactly looking to buy a new console.

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  1. I don’t know about others but I’m cool with it releasing in Winter. I wouldn’t want it to clash with a Zelda release. I’ll be playing Zelda at release, Splatoon 2 in Summer, Skyrim in Fall, and Mario in Winter. It’s a perfect plan!

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      • I get where you’re coming from for sure. It’s really just a situation that worked out perfectly for my situation. I only own Nintendo consoles so I’ve never played Skyrim, I didn’t have time or money for Splatoon 1, it’ll be great to have a better/portable Zelda (I know graphics aren’t drastically different but they are better), and I can wait another several months for a Mario game. I definitely wish there was a big launch game but I’m willing to work with what I’ve been given.

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    • @Toddisimo exactly what I was thinking. I’d rather have a steady supply of games all year than everything bunched into launch (finished or not). I’ll get Zelda and Bomberman at launch, Mario Kart, Arms, and Splatoon spaced 3 weeks between each takes us to ~July. From there until the holidays we have Skyrim, Xenoblade, and Mario (plus the guaranteed surprise game Nintendo throws at us every year – be it a good one or not). That seems like a solid year for me when you tack on the 3 or 4 AAA multiplats I’ll buy for my PS4. I’m already going to be strapped for time to play games like Fast RMX, Redout, and I am Setsuna. Any other big 1st party projects I would slide to 2018 so that we don’t have an annual Q1 drought.

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      • I really do agree with you. I think launch is weak and that they need to announce more games. But, I’m trying to be optimistic. And I only buy Nintendo consoles, so I’m looking forward to it even if it’s not as strong as I’d like it to be. ^^ I have a Wii U and I really enjoy my library. I’ll have a Switch and I’ll enjoy that library too.

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          • Man…. XCX was fabulous… I missed out on a lot of games for four+ years and I bought the Wii U for the last year and a half of its life, so I’ve been playing catch up. Incredible as it may seem I’m playing Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the first time and a Link Between Worlds as well. If I have time before Switch I’ll try and fit Skyward Sword in. Not even Wii U games though… heh

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            • Hey, well you have done yourself a favor in some sense… Having all those backlogged is very cool. Galaxy 2 is such a great game, I can see that Odyssey will evoke that same gameplay style to a degree, so that wish was granted.

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  2. I really think this game should release in the summer. I understand that Nintendo needs a heavy hitter during the holidays, but the system needs people to buy it before then so we don’t get that same massive dropoff in sales that we got with the Wii U.

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  3. Actually Nintendo have plenty of time to come up with surprises before march. The reveal session focused alot on the switch itself, and gave people enough to sell mostly all preorders (Not here in Denmark though, only one physical chain is selling it, yet, and not sold out, but the Danish price is also the highest in the world…).
    I always joke that i buy a new Nintemdo console when a new Zelda game comes, and since i thus got no Wii U, nothing keeps me from buying a Switch now….

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  4. No matter what people say, I still think that they’ll release this game before Christmas, bundle it with the Switch, and give the system a price cut to entice holiday buyers. They did this with the 3DS in 2011 with not just Super Mario 3D Land, but with Mario Kart 7 too. It can work to their advantage.

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  5. Miyamoto said Pikmin 4 was almost complete… And that was well over a year ago! So sorry if I’m a little hesitant to believe this.

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