Details released on Nintendo World at Universal Studios in Orlando

Nonetheless, if you're keen to see what Odyssey looks like in co-op, here's nearly 29 minutes of action.

In single-player mode, Cappy can be used to capture objects as well as enemies. The second player will be able to control Cappy independently from Mario's movement. Anyhow, player two will be able to fly Cappy around and launch attacks, in addition to controlling the camera. While controlling Cappy, you'll be invincible while providing support.

Check out co-op mode for "Super Mario Odyssey" in action around the 4:30 mark. Some fans are even asking themselves whether the real Mario has been a hat all along - now it's grown exhausted of manipulating the same moustachioed plumber over and over again for 30 years.

One thing can certainly be said for Nintendo this year, they like teasing out all their announcements. Or even a more advanced version of Super Mario Galaxy's co-op where the second player could point a Wiimote at the screen and pick up collectables. In New Donk City, for example, you'll be awarded a Moon by filling empty planters with seeds, or playing a game of jump rope with some citizens.

In contrast to many recent Mario adventures, Odyssey is an open, 3D exploration game akin to Super Mario 64 or Super Mario Sunshine.

This year the Japanese gaming giant is showing multiple titles, but its huge booth has nonetheless been transformed to celebrate its biggest game of 2017: Super Mario Odyssey.

  • Arturo Norris