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Update: Super Mario Odyssey’s first content update is out now!

by Oliver BrandtFebruary 22, 2018

Update (no pun intended): The update is now available to download in all regions, get on it!

Original story follows.


A content update for Super Mario Odyssey was announced in last month’s Mini Direct, set for a release in February, but a firm date wasn’t set. Until today.

A now-removed post on Nintendo Australia’s website has potentially revealed the release date, and surprise! It’s tomorrow. According to the post, which is dated the 23rd of February, the free update will bring everything mentioned in the Mini Direct, including the Luigi’s Balloon World mini-game, as well as three new costumes and two new camera mode filters. Curiously, the post also mentions that more new outfits are planned in future updates, which is certainly a positive sign for Nintendo’s continued support of the game.

The new outfits — Sunshine, Musician and Knight Armor — will be available to purchase using coins after players have completed the main story. Luigi’s Balloon World doesn’t seem to have such restrictions, with the only requirement listed being that the player has to find Luigi in each Kingdom.

Keep in mind that these kinds of posts aren’t always released at the exact same time the content drops, so there is a possibility the update will come earlier or later — especially since the post has been removed — but hey, it’s free content, and it’s coming soon nonetheless.

You can read the text from the post below.

23rd February, 2018 – Starting today, players can download a free update for Super Mario Odyssey that adds a new mini-game called Balloon World, a range of new outfits for Mario, and two new filters for use when capturing images in Snapshot Mode.

Once players download the free update and complete the main story, Balloon World will become available, and players just have to find Luigi in each Kingdom and speak with him to get started. In “Hide It” mode, players have a limited amount of time to hide a balloon, while in “Find It” mode, players have the same period of time to locate balloons hidden by other players from around the world. Creative use of captures is key to success! Whether players are hiding balloons or finding them, their Rank will go up based on their high score. While playing Balloon World, the atmosphere will change for each kingdom: for example, it might be raining in New Donk City, or the sun might be setting in Tostarena.

Also included in the update are a range of new outfits and Snapshot filters designed to give Mario a whole new look. The Sunshine, Musician and Knight Armor outfits have now been added and will be available in the shop after players finish the main story. There are also two new Snapshot Mode filters: Coin and Neon. Try using them to capture all sorts of fun new moments. More new outfits are planned to be added, so stay tuned to the Nintendo Australia Twitter account for more information.

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Oliver Brandt
News Editor, sometimes-reviewer, and Oxford comma advocate. If something's published on Vooks, there's a good chance I looked over it first. I spend way too much on games and use way too many em dashes.
  • Amaj
    February 22, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Huh?? I read the headline to my daughter, she ‘rushes’ to the Switch and….. “no update”…. I come back to the article… read the headline, “UPDATE: SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY’S FIRST CONTENT UPDATE IS OUT NOW!”

    Imagine my chagrin, when….. reading further into the article, you say, “A now-removed post on Nintendo Australia’s website has potentially revealed the release date, and surprise! It’s tomorrow.”

    What kind of idiotic journalism is this? How can TOMORROW be TODAY?

    IDIOTS!!!

    • February 22, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      The update was certainly available after you made this comment, and there’s a clear line through the article between the update and the original story.

      Our original story this morning stated that Nintendo Australia posted on the 22nd that was coming out on the 23rd. When the update dropped today we were surprised seeing as Nintendo themselves said tomorrow.

      I don’t know what else you expect.

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