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Super Mario Odyssey's PC port is grittier than expected

Nintendo’s new console, the Swapsie, isn’t even out but word has already leaked of a PC port for flagship game Super Mario Odyssey. A new cut of Odyssey’s trailer shows the PC version, which naturally boasts higher-fidelity graphics and — goodness me! — Nintendo have embraced the ‘mature’ nature of PC gaming. When toonman Mario ventures into the real world on PC, he sparks fisticuffs with pedestrians, gets chased by armed police, visits strip clubs, and suffers terrible accidents. Oh, Mario! Sadly, the PC version also renames New Donk City (the best place name in any video game) to Liberty City. Here, wrap your peepers around this trailer:

We have ‘CrowbCat’ to thank for uploading this trailer. CrowbCat mentions something called ‘GTA IV’ and links to these odd things; I assume that’s all the software used to hack Nintendo and leak the trailer.

I’m delighted to see Nintendo bringing games to PC but part of me is sad that they’re trying so hard to deflect those PC gaming grumblebags who’ll drone on about “babbygames” and “toyboxes”. I do like the bright colours of New Donk City in the Swapsie version, and of course that amazing name.

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