Will there be a Super Mario Odyssey 2? Given that Super Mario Odyssey is one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time, with over 21 million sales as of September 2021 (thanks, Nintendolife) we think there’s a pretty good chance.
Whether a second game would be a direct sequel is up for debate, but we imagine Nintendo will look to build on the success of Odyssey. In the past, we’ve normally seen Nintendo release just one entry per console, with the only notable exception being Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 on the Nintendo Wii.
However, with the unprecedented success of the Nintendo Switch, we can envisage Nintendo releasing Super Mario Odyssey 2 at some stage in the not too distant future. With that in mind, here’s everything we know about the game so far.
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Some believe we could see a Nintendo Direct next week and whilst it’s not official yet, there’s a good chance it could happen. An email was shared via the GamingLeaksAndRumours Reddit thread and deemed legitimate by the moderators.
This would make sense, after all, it is ‘E3 month’ or whatever we deem E3 to be in June these days.
Does this mean we’ll see a new Super Mario Odyssey? That’s up for debate but we can always hope.
Super Mario Odyssey 2 Leaks
Is Nintendo making a Super Mario Odyssey 2? We believe so, although if Nintendo is working on the game they’re keeping really tight-lipped on the state of the game.
Our biggest clue that a sequel is on the cards comes via a Nintendo job ad from back in 2019. The role in question was for a Level Designer to work on a “New 3D Action Game” within Tokyo. For those who don’t know, this would have more than likely been for Nintendo’s EPD Production Group No. 8, also known as Nintendo EPD Tokyo. This developer has notably worked on several 3D Super Mario Series, including most recently, Super Mario Odyssey. Make of that what you will.
Super Mario Odyssey 2 Release Date
When will Super Mario Odyssey 2 come out? For the time being, that’s anyone’s guess since at the time of writing Nintendo has not confirmed that they’re even working on Super Mario Odyssey 2. Whilst it seems likely (we’ve explained why), officially Nintendo hasn’t confirmed so much of a title card, which makes us think that even if the game is in development, it won’t release for quite some time.
It’s also heavily rumoured that Nintendo EPD Tokyo is working on a new Donkey Kong game. Nintendo Life was previously told by “an independent (and very trusted) source” that Nintendo EPD is developing a 2D/2.5D Donkey Kong game.
If we had to make a complete guess, we’d say that we’ll likely be waiting until 2024 at the very earliest for a new Super Mario Odyssey game – possibly on the next generation of Nintendo Switch hardware.