Spend two minutes on this video.
THAT MUSIC RIGHT?
That music is pure fun distilled into a jazz song.
I hope that song is in the game.
The cynic in me says that the Switch soft-launched. That Mario Odyssey is the true launch game for the system. That Nintendo is just running a huge beta test off the backs of their most trusting and die-hard fans. That the hardware shortages are among the most infuriating things in the tech world…right next to the AirPod shortages.
That song made me stop caring about any of that, and now I just want to play some Mario.
In a world where every trailer has a lazily selected and produced pop song cover…here we have a bespoke piece of jazz music about how cool Mario Odyssey is. My goodness. This is everything I want out of Nintendo. It’s pure, well-designed, unbridled joy distilled into two minutes of video and audio.
I have to have a Switch by the end of October, and I have to play this game. I hope this song is in the game. It needs to be in the game. I hope there are many more songs like this. I hope the game has zero story explanation of why Mario is running around large worlds controlling other characters with his hat.