Super Mario Odyssey 2: Rumours, News and Leaks.
Super Mario Odyssey was undoubted one of the most memorable adventures by our Italian plumber. Odyssey was first released in 2017 and received exceptional reviews. It is currently the sixth best-selling game on Nintendo Switch.
Although there hasn’t been any official confirmation yet of a sequel for Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo is working on a sequel for their most popular franchise. It is almost inevitable.
There have been some rumblings about Mario’s future. Here’s what we know.
Nintendo has confirmed that a new Direct presentation will air tomorrow, February 9. The presentation will begin at 2pm PT/ 5pm ET/ 10PM GMT/ 11pm CET. It’s expected that it will last approximately 40 minutes.
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At the time of writing, there is no indication of when we might see the sequel to Super Mario Odyssey. If rumors are accurate, we might be in for a long wait. The studio may be working on a new Donkey Kong title.
Our completely unconfirmed opinion is that we may have to wait until 2024 or 2025 before possible sequels are available.
Back in October 2019, Nintendo put up job listings for two new Super Mario projects. The first job listing was for a Level Designer to create a “New 3D Action Game” in Tokyo. This would likely be Production Group 8, which previously produced Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario 3D World.
This second specification work was for a “New 2D Action Game Level Designer” based out of Kyoto, Japan, where previous entries such as Super Mario Maker 2 and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe were made. It’s difficult to imagine what else Nintendo’s 2D sub-series, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, could be. Retro Studios is handling it externally.
Job listings don’t cost much to create. However, it’d be surprising if Nintendo didn’t create new entries, considering the popularity of Mario and the imagery in both ads.
Is it Possible?
Nintendo is working on a new Super Mario game platformer. However, it’s not clear if this will be a sequel to Odyssey. Nintendo has often released one major console title, except Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Galaxy 2 on the Wii.
It’s not a new phenomenon. Shuntaro Furukawa, Nintendo President, stated previously that the Switch was in “the middle” of its life cycle. Odyssey’s sequel or follow-up may be available on the next platform. However, the Switch itself doesn’t seem to be slowing down. We’d be amazed if they didn’t release another entry before the next console.