Mario Odyssey Producer Talks Mario's Nipples, Confirms Toad Is Wearing A Hat

Showing Mario’s nipples is one of the few things more capable of breaking the internet than a Kardashian, and that’s something Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi did not expect.

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%20″>video posted on Nintendo’s of America’s Twitter account, Koizumi answers a series of questions regarding Mario Odyssey. The first question asks, “Why does Mario have nipples, but no belly button?” and if Nintendo was expecting the huge reactions fans had.

“So, we’re jumping right into that question, are we?” Koizumi jokingly says. “Well, to be perfectly honest, I didn’t really expect that to be a topic among fans. Once I heard that people were talking so much about Mario’s belly button, it made me start to think about whether we should revisit the topic on the design side.”

Koizumi then answers an age-old question: is Toad’s head a hat or a head? “So that, as it turns out, is actually Toad’s head,” he confirms, followed by teasing fans by telling them they will have to think about how that works. Koizumi also discusses how the developers chose certain elements from other Mario games to be in Odyssey, his personal score in the volleyball game, and how game designers added more coins in areas based on debugging reports.

Luigi sometime this month will be added to Odyssey via free update that brings a competitive balloon-finding mode. Until then, read our Odyssey review here.

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Our Take
You never know what the internet will react to and how, but it’s interesting Nintendo didn’t realize how fans would respond to a shirtless Mario, something we’ve never seen. How can you not react? At least fans weren’t too “nip-picky” about the reveal.

GameInformer.com

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