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Super Mario Odyssey Launch Party in New York City

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October 27 is one of the biggest release days for gaming this year, with three AAA titles launching today: Assassin’s Creed Origins, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Super Mario Odyssey. Super Mario Odyssey is launching for the Nintendo Switch as one of the most anticipated games of the year. Nintendo celebrated the big launch with a road trip across the US, ending in a party in New York City.

The cross-country road trip began in Los Angeles, California. The Nintendo tour bus traveled between major cities such as Dallas and Chicago to meet with fans and give them a chance to play Super Mario Odyssey leading up to its release. Pictures of the trip can be found on Nintendo’s social media accounts on twitter, instagram, and tumblr.

The final celebration took place last night in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, New York. The party featured a costumed Mario and a big dance number with music from the game. Fans could purchase the game at midnight at the Nintendo store.

“Super Mario Odyssey is the must-have video game for this holiday season, and this event was the perfect way to kick off Mario’s latest adventure,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America President and COO. “Video game fans of all kinds will want to dive into this latest Mario adventure as soon as possible.”

Fils-Aime was also on hand to sell the very first copy of Super Mario Odyssey at the Nintendo store.

Super Mario Odyssey is a 3D platformer with a sandbox-style. It’s set to be the next evolution of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy. Mario is joined by a new sentient hat called Cappy. He can throw Cappy at enemies and objects to take control and gain new abilities and solve puzzles.

Super Mario Odyssey is rated E for Everyone. It’s available only for the Nintendo Switch. A Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch bundle is available with Mario-themed Joy-Con controllers for $379.99.

 

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Layton’s Mystery Journey Out Today on Nintendo 3DS

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Reason number 14 why the Nintendo 3DS is having an incredible year in 2017: a new Professor Layton game! Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy is a mouthful of a title, but it’s out today on Nintendo 3DS. It’s available via retail and digital download on the Nintendo eShop for $39.99.

This time players take on the role of Professor Layton’s daughter Katrielle, who has taken up the family business of investigating mysteries and solving puzzles. Her father is missing, and Katrielle embarks on a quest along with her assistant Ernest Greeves and her first client Sherl, a “talking dog with a sarcastic demeanor but a loyal heart.” Fantastic.

Here is the official description for Layton’s Mystery Journey:

Investigation, observation and lateral thinking are key skills that players will need in order to guide Katrielle and her companions through the many puzzles and challenges that await. Gameplay revolves around exploring London, chatting with the colorful local residents and business people you encounter, investigating areas of interest to find clues, hint coins and other items, and of course tackling the numerous puzzles that will pop up along the way. The game features twelve different cases, which tie together into an overarching story featuring the seven Dragons – the “millionaires” of the game’s title – who are enigmatic and influential figures in the city of London. What conspiracy could they be hiding? It’s up to Katrielle to find out!

Layton’s Mystery Journey will feature more puzzles than any previous Layton game in the series. Bonus downloadable puzzles will be available daily for an entire year starting today. Layton’s Mystery Journey will also feature three unlockable minigames, collectibles to find, and customization options for dressing up Katrielle and decorating her agency.

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy is out today. It’s rated E for Everyone with Comic Mischief, Mild Language, and Mild Violence.

 

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Dr. Panda Plus: Home Designer Review

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Available On: iOS, Android, Fire OS

At my daughter’s preschool graduation she confidently announced that she wanted to be an artist when she grew up. She draws and colors every day. Her desk is a warzone of papers, crayons, paints, Play-Doh, and magic markers.

Like most kids she’s also in love with her iPad, an old hand-me-down. She watches videos and plays games. Nothing had prepared me for how well two of her favorite activities could intersect with the newest Dr. Panda product. Dr. Panda Plus: Home Designer combines the creative joys of drawing with the magic of augmented reality to transcribe your creations into a kid-friendly digital playhouse.

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