Super Mario Odyssey is looking to get into the Halloween spirit by releasing this new Zombie Mario costume you can purchase with some coins.
Hey, now, Nintendo. Whoa there. What are you trying to pull? This is Mario we’re talking about, the most family friendly and E for Everyone-rated mascot in the Gamingsphere. What is this new Super Mario Odyssey costume all about?
As you’ve probably noticed, Halloween is right around the corner. ‘Tis the season for spooks, scares, and pretending you aren’t home so the neighbour's kids don’t hound you for the candy you forgot to buy. It’s a magical time, isn’t it?
Halloween is a particularly important holiday for the gaming industry. Streamers bust out ‘spooky specials', where they replay favorite horror games while gibbering into their mics for dramatic effect. Developers, meanwhile, bring new seasonal content and timed events to their games. Splatoon 2 is having a big Splatoween Party to mark the occasion (complete with the obligatory Trick versus Treat Splatfest), Destiny 2 is bringing back the Festival of the Lost in a big way, and even Super Mario Odyssey is getting in on the action, with the latest addition to Mario’s expansive wardrobe.
Super Mario Odyssey, you’ll remember, was a crucial first-year release for Nintendo Switch. It was one of the system’s most anticipated titles before its launch, and provided much of the momentum that it sorely needed to succeed early on.
Its release was almost a year ago now, though, and many Switch fans have already got their fill of the stellar platformer. Unlike some titles, it hasn’t seen much post-release support in terms of content, beyond the fun little Luigi’s Balloon World online mode.
We have, however, been supplied with a steady stream of new outfits for the main man. All kinds of new DLC costumes have released, including a rather magnificent composer getup.
Zombie Mario, though? This is the new winner for sure. Granted, it serves no in-game purpose, but... look at him. The vacant, soulless expression, the hatchet, what’s not to like? This is surprisingly grim for Nintendo, and the kind of thing you’d only expect to see in fangames and such.
As Nintendo Life reports, it comes at quite a premium price (3,000 coins for the hat and 5,000 for the clothes), but those are coins well spent, right there. Also in the update, you’ll find three new filters for Snapshot Mode: Tile, Manga, and Kaleidoscope. It’s a spooky offer that Odyssey fans can’t refuse, so snap it up now.