Mario fans got more than they bargained for during last night's (September 13) Nintendo Direct.
More details were released about the first original Mario game for the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey, but it's fair to say that fans weren't expecting the highly-anticipated game to feature a shirtless Mario.
And they had a lot of feelings about Mario flaunting his nipples on the sunny shores of Bubblaine in the Seaside Kingdom.
"If Mario has nipples then why doesn't Yoshi – please Nintendo this only raises difficult questions," one fan wondered, with another adding: "Everyone was so horny to play as naked Link they didn't consider the consequences. Now we have naked Mario."
if mario has nipples then why doesn't yoshi - please nintendo this only raises difficult questions- Matt Lees (@Jam_sponge) September 13, 2017
NOOOOO MARIO ISN'T SUPPOSED TO BE SHIRTLESS- Dan Ryckert (@DanRyckert) September 13, 2017
mario has nipples and link does not. so what the fuck- Porygon (@PorygonNews) September 13, 2017
can't believe Nintendo is destroying Mario lore pic.twitter.com/0gARgR2qnN- Geistbox (@geistbox) September 13, 2017
shirtless mario in snow kingdom. think about it- Colin (@howhowhoward) September 13, 2017
everyone was so horny to play as naked link they didn't consider the consequences. now we have naked mario. i hope you're happy.- ventobox (@getvent) September 13, 2017
Today was the first ever in-game appearance of Mario nipples, though a previous pieces of Nintendo-approved art has shown them before pic.twitter.com/zVc6yhFrW9- Henry Gilbert (@hEnereyG) September 13, 2017
MARIO NIPPLES CONFIRMED but no chest hair. I thought he was Italian? https://t.co/fU7xcHZGwu- Barry Kramer (@razzadoop) September 13, 2017
In less important news, Super Mario Odyssey will feature a Snapshot mode which strips away the HUD and allows you to add a variety of filters to perfect your image, aimed at allowing you to easily create wallpapers for your computer or phone.
The Nintendo Direct segment also showcased Mario's new friend Cappy and Super Mario Odyssey amiibo.
It was confirmed during E3 that the game will be with us on October 27, earlier than the suggestions of a Christmas release.
Super Mario Odyssey marks a return to the open level designs and exploration of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, with producer Yoshiaki Koizumi also working on those games and Super Mario Galaxy.
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