Super Mario Odyssey’s Free Update Adds Luigi’s Balloon World
During last month’s Nintendo Direct Mini, we were told to expect a free update to Super Mario Odyssey that would include a new mode with Luigi. That has finally arrived in the form of Luigi’s Balloon World where you can hide balloons and find balloons and see where you land on the online rankings. Also included are new outfits to purchase and filters to use in camera mode.
If your game doesn’t automatically update, you can do so manually. Simply select the icon on the Switch home screen and press + or – button and then select software update via the internet. Have fun!
The Super Mario Odyssey™ game received an exciting free update today. Let’s start with Luigi’s Balloon World.
Luigi’s Balloon World
After downloading the update and beating the main story, Luigi will now show up in different kingdoms to give Mario a new challenge. To start Balloon World (Internet access required)*, seek out the green-clad bro and have a nice chat with him. There are two modes in Balloon World: “Hide It” mode lets you hide a balloon somewhere in that kingdom, while “Find It” mode challenges you to find balloons hidden by other players from around the world. If you get good at hiding and finding balloons, you’ll also move up the online rankings!
New Outfits and Filters
Balloon World isn’t the only update today: new outfits for Mario and new filters for Snapshot Mode have also been added. There are a couple different options so be sure to check them all out! Hopefully the new gold coin filter will lead to a gold mine of new photo ops.
We hope you enjoy these new updates. And if you haven’t purchased the game yet, please visit the Super Mario Odyssey official site for more info.
*Nintendo Account required. Online services and features, including online gameplay, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in September 2018.
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