social.techcrunch.com - 6 days ago
Nintendo offers new Super Mario Odyssey details and demo of Square’s intriguing ‘Project Octopath Traveler’
Nintendo announced a few items today to hold gamers over until the holiday season — and to appease would-be SNES Classic buyers.
It announced a few details of its most anticipated upcoming games and even a demo (remember those?) of a throwback title from Square Enix that caught everyone’s eye way back at the Switch launch event. After a warm-up with some bones thrown to the hungry 3DS crowd (some Pokemon updates and a new orange and white variant of the handheld), Nintendo moved on to the main event. First was a nod to retro gamers with the Arcade Archives: Mario Bros series, a collection of arcade games including, of course, the titular one, but also Balloon Fight, Ice Climber, Pinball Something, Clu Clu Land, Punch-Out! , and a few others. They’re all true to the arcade versions (as opposed to the original NES ports in the ’80s) and support multiple players. I’ll definitely be getting it.
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