The other day’s trailer for Super Mario 3D World Bowser’s Fury looked wonderful– you practically could’ve deceived me into thinking the new cat-filled zone was a DLC world for Super Mario Odyssey– however the glimpse we got left us with plenty of room for confident speculation. (Partly by design, I make certain.).
Today, Nintendo published a far better summary of the two-in-one Change title.
Super Mario 3D World has to do with what you ‘d expect for a Wii U-to-Switch upgrade, but I’m much more thinking about the latter half of this video– jump to the four-minute mark to discover Bowser’s Fury.
The brand new side-adventure imagines Mario and Bowser Jr. as “hesitant allies,” blending them away to the islands of Lake Lapcat to collect Cat Shines together and fend off Bowser at his most fearsome. It at first wasn’t clear if Bowser’s Fury had two-player co-op, however this video validates it. That’s a big deal.
As for the hulking Fury Bowser (he’ll constantly be “God Slayer Bowser” to me), there’s an ebb and flow to his rage. Bowser will eventually take a Godzilla-sized chill pill.
The supreme goal of Bowser’s Fury, as the prior trailer practically implied, is to bring enough of those collectibles to open the Giga Bell, power up into Giga Cat Mario type, and let them battle.
I’m stoked to play this self-contained video game– even more than I ever would’ve thought based upon its pack-in nature. Without Bowser’s Fury, I probably would’ve relented ultimately and double-dipped with Super Mario 3D World on Switch, however whatever I have actually seen so far is pressing me to prioritize it in February.
Not to be an unthankful jerk, but … Super Mario Odyssey 2 when?