Media Alert: Join Mario and Nintendo for the Launch of Super Mario Odyssey, One of the Biggest Video Games of the Year
Experience a Massive Celebration in Rockefeller Center
WHAT: Mario has traded warp pipes for a decked-out trailer as his transportation of choice. Before Mario explores the many wild and wonderful Kingdoms of the Super Mario Odyssey game when it launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on Oct. 27, he is taking off on a cross-country tour to explore some wild and wonderful locations in our world. Mario is traveling to several locations across the country to hang out with fans, show off his cool new Mario-themed trailer and let everyone play his new game before it launches.
And now the time is here! With Super Mario Odyssey launching on Oct. 27, the first 200 people in line to purchase the game at the Nintendo NY store are invited to join Mario for an epic launch party in Rockefeller Center the night of Oct. 26. You will have a chance to take photos with the Mario costumed character complete with a Cappy cap, play Super Mario Odyssey and check out the powered-up trailer, with a giant inflatable Cappy. Cappy is Mario’s new companion in Super Mario Odyssey who gives Mario new moves that redefine the Super Mario gameplay.
In addition to Mario, the must-see event will feature some other surprises and special guests. This includes the multi-talented breakout star and singer, fresh off of Broadway’s Hamilton and current competitor on Dancing with the Stars, Jordan Fisher, as well as celebrity chef Justin Warner. The talented chef will also be on site to create cereal treats inspired by Super Mario Odysseyand Nintendo’s recent partnership with Post Consumer Brands.
At midnight, fans lined up will be among the first to get their hands on Super Mario Odyssey in Nintendo NY.
WHO: Mario, Nintendo fans, families, celebrity star Jordan Fisher and celebrity chef Justin Warner
In September, the Nintendo Switch system was once again the top-selling current-generation console hardware, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. This marks the third straight month that Nintendo Switch has been No. 1, and the fifth time overall in the seven months since its launch. Nintendo Switch has already surpassed 2 million units sold in the U.S. alone, and has yet to go through its first holiday shopping season.
Take Memorable Photos and Play the Anticipated Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch Before it Launches
WHAT: For the rest of October, Mario has traded warp pipes for a decked-out trailer as his transportation of choice. Before Mario explores the many wild and wonderful Kingdoms of the Super Mario Odyssey game when it launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on Oct. 27, he is taking off on a cross-country tour to explore some wild and wonderful locations in our world. Mario is traveling to several locations across the country to hang out with fans, show off his cool new Mario-themed trailer and let everyone play his new game before it launches on Oct. 27
You are invited to join Mario on his cross-country adventure by meeting him at his stop in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Oct. 24. You will have a chance to take photos with the Mario costumed character complete with a Cappy cap, play Super Mario Odyssey and check out the powered-up trailer, with a giant inflatable Cappy. Cappy is Mario’s new companion in Super Mario Odyssey who gives Mario new moves that redefine the Super Mario gameplay.
In addition to this tour stop, Mario is making detours at visually spectacular locations around the country to snap photos and take in the sights … just like a tourist! You can follow his cross-country odyssey by following Nintendo on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.
WHO: Mario, Nintendo fans, families
WHEN: Oct. 24 12-6 p.m.
WHERE: Philadelphia Museum of Art 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130
Out Now in the Americas and Available Digitally in Europe
The Physical Version of the Game Will Release in Europe on Nov. 3 -- Prepare to Journey up the Tree Less Traveled With the New Launch Trailer!
Sharpen your swords, dust off your spell books, stretch your legs, and get ready for a lot of dungeon mapping goodness because Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is out now! The game is now available physically and digitally in the Americas and digitally in Europe (the physical version will come out on Nov 3.) for the Nintendo 3DS™ system.
Legend says that whoever reaches the top of the Yggdrasil tree will have their greatest wish fulfilled. The only problem is that there are plenty of monstrous creatures that call the colossal tree home. It's up to you to build a guild full of hardy adventurers to slash, stab, punch, burn, freeze, etc... your way towards the prize at the summit. Be warned though, it'll take the perfect storm of expert dungeon navigation and party composition to make it to the top. Will you become the fabled conqueror of the Yggdrasil tree or a very tasty meal for a very hungry F.O.E.?
Full press release and shiny new launch trailer below!
IRVINE, Calif. - October 16, 2017 - The time has come to climb a very big tree, release the cartographer within, and run from terrifying FOEs because Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is now available in the Americas and digitally in Europe for the Nintendo 3DS™ system.
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth chronicles the quest of a new adventurer (hey, that's you!) as they attempt to reach the top of the towering Yggdrasil tree. For it is said that whoever braves the dangers of the dreaded Yggdrasil labyrinth and reaches the summit will have their greatest wish fulfilled... With the most cosmetic customization options in an Etrian Odyssey game, newly added racial attribute bonuses, and ten unique classes (each with two branching specialization paths), the perfect party is just waiting to be assembled.
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth features:
A Choose-your-own-odyssey Feel - Starting with the creation of your party to exploring the uncharted labyrinth of the Yggdrasil Tree, Beyond the Myth is all about choosing how your own adventure unfolds. Test your survival skills by wisely navigating the winding floors of Yggdrasil, using shrewd tactics when battling gruesome beasts, making the right decisions during various "scenarios," and more. To meet these challenges, the home base city of Iorys is ready for all your buying/selling, recruiting, and information-gathering needs!
Gameplay Fit for a True Pathfinder - It wouldn't be an Etrian Odyssey game without the life-or-death need to map your progress. For those new to the series, the bottom screen of the 3DS displays a top-down, tile-based map that must be filled out while dungeon crawling. Players can use the map to mark the locations of treasures, doors, enemies, environmental obstructions, and more. Expect the unexpected at every turn--and then make a note on the map so it's not so unexpected next time!
Epic Turn-based Battles - There's a reason why no one has ever reached the top of Yggdrasil. Dangerous creatures and utterly terrifying FOEs--high-level mini-bosses, for you newcomers--roam the labyrinth on every floor, so prepare to test your mettle with challenging turn-based battles. Proper planning is a must and balancing strong party composition is absolutely crucial for success. You'll need the right team to unleash Union Attacks and level the playing field!
Expanded Character Creation and Customization - With four unique races, 10 distinct classes, more customization options than any previous game in the franchise, and a streamlined skill tree/class advancement, you can shape a party to whatever your heart desires.
A Magical Art Style and Score - Longtime series illustrator Yuji Himukai and renowned composer Yuzo Koshiro return to add their signature magic to the art and music in the game.
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is out now physically and digitally in the Americas and digitally in Europe for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is priced at $39.99 (with commensurate European pricing) and will be available physically in Europe on Nov. 3. EOV has been rated T by the ESRB. For more information please visit the website: http://atlus.com/etrian5/.
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Free Nintendo 3DS Theme
Oh, and we've also got a new shiny new Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth theme to slap on the background of your 3DS. Price: Zero dollars. Nothing. COMPLETELY FREE. It's now available in the Americas for download at the Theme Shop and will be available in Europe at launch. Here's a preview:
We will also have additional character skins from previous series titles, additional quests to gain loot and EXP, and extra background music tracks as planned DLC.
October 17 (Launch Day!)
New Explorers 1 ($1.99): School Boy Uniform
New Explorers 2 ($1.99): School Girl Uniform
New Explorers 3 ($1.99): Lady's Sweater
New Explorers 4 ($1.99): Etrian Odyssey 1 Protector
New Explorers 5 ($1.99): Etrian Odyssey 1 Medic
Wizardly Experience Quest ($1.99): Adds a new, repayable quest and an accessory that grants 3x as much EXP gains
Wizardly Fortune Quest ($1.99): Adds a new, repayable quest and an accessory that raises the enemy drop rate to 100%
New Explorers 6 ($1.99): Etrian Odyssey 2 Gunner
FM Synth Arranged Sounds ($4.99): Adds a music player function. Switch the game's BGM by accessing the music player in the Options menu
In case you missed it, the demo for the game is now available! It lets prospective explorers create whatever party their heart desires (every character and class is available) in order to get a head start on all the map-making and FOE-escaping Etrian action. Although the level caps at 10 and the tree can only be explored up until the third floor, parties and progress transfer to the main game when it comes out. There's no reason to dillydally! Download the demo at the Nintendo eShop today and get a head start on discovering some glorious treasure.