If like me you were rather disappointed to see that Luigi (who as we know is just as cool as his big bro) was left out of Super Mario Odyssey at launch, you’ll be pleased to learn that the skinny fella is making his long-awaited appearance in the game with a free update next month.
Sadly, Mario’s ghost-hoovering sibling won’t be a playable character, as he’s instead hosting a new mode called Luigi’s Balloon World. This offers up two new modes, the first being Hide It, which sees players having 30 seconds to scarper off somewhere to hide a balloon. Find It mode has you doing the exact opposite; exploring the world to locate balloons hidden by other players.
You won’t be able to indulge in Luigi’s new mini-game right off the bat however, as Nintendo said that it can only be accessed after finishing the main story in Super Mario Odyssey.
‘The key to setting high scores is knowing every nook and cranny of a kingdom’s terrain,’ said Ninty. ‘It’s like a new form of objective-based speedrunning!’
Elsewhere in the update, Mario will be receiving three new pieces of clobber: Sunshine Shades, Musician Hat, and Knight Helmet, while the game’s photo mode is also getting some new filters for you to tinker around with.
Read our Super Mario Odyssey review to see why it’s one of the best games you can get your mitts on for any platform currently doing the rounds.
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Author: Mike Harradence