Super Mario Odyssey’s new update might hold a clue about the launch of the Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch.
During the recent Nintendo Direct it was revealed that Super Mario Odyssey would be getting new content as part of a free update.
This includes a brand new Balloon World mini game, which tasks one player with hiding a balloon while another tries to find it.
The update will also adds new filters for the snapshot mode, as well as new outfits for Mario.
One of the outfits is themed after Super Mario Sunshine, which was released on Gamecube back in 2002.
Gamecube releases have been heavily rumoured for the Virtual Console on Switch. Nintendo recently added Gamecube controller support and is believed to have tested Luigi’s Mansion, Super Smash Bros Melee and Super Mario Sunshine (via Eurogamer).
Is this Nintendo’s way of teasing an imminent Super Mario Sunshine release? Could Virtual Console be about to launch on Switch?
Hopefully we’ll find out soon.
The biggest news to come from the Nintendo Direct is that Dark Souls Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch.
According to Nintendo, the Remastered release will include the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, as well as an improved frame-rate and resolution.
It’s also been announced for PS4 and Xbox One.
It was also revealed that Dark Souls Remastered would have a May 25 release date.
Mario Tennis Aces was also announced, alongside The World Ends With You Final Remix and ports of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Hyrule Warriors.
And based on Nintendo’s track record, fans are expecting another Direct conference to take place very soon.
The biggest gap between a Nintendo Direct Mini and a regular Nintendo Direct is 20 days.
The shortest gap, on the other hand, is just a single day back in 2012.