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If you, like me, cannot wait for at least one of them to launch (I now can't think of Super Mario Odyssey without dribbling a bit), then the wait until this influx of new games is becoming unbearable.

Seeing as how Mario's next big adventure is right around the corner, the debut episode of Next Big Game is here to provide you with the lowdown on all things Super Mario Odyssey.

As part of the 2017 Nintendo World Championships, Nintendo challenged players to a series of mysterious Nintendo games each round, testing players' wits and knowledge for a chance at being crowned the champion. Pictures that Mario takes at these unscheduled stops will be viewable on Nintendo's Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.

Whether or not this is a good design choice or not, we'll know for certain when Super Mario Odyssey hits the shelves October 27. Wouldn't this event be such a better commercial for Nintendo if competitors were playing Super Smash Bros. and Super Mario Maker on the Switch and not the failed Wii U?

Mario, Cappy and the game are scheduled to visit the following locations, which are all open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lootboxes and microtransactions and all sorts of chicanery have been invading video games for the last few years, locking out content that used to be unlockable through in-game achievements.

October 18, 10:00 a.m.to 9:00 p.m.

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Below the “Rocky Steps”.

In New York, the first 200 people in line will gain access to the event and be the first to purchase the game at midnight.

What made the competition more entertaining than a normal eSports tournament, to me at least, was the variety of games on display.

Will you be attending any of these events?

A Nintendo Switch experience centre.

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