Luigi in Super Mario Odyssey almost had a 'drastic costume change'

The character art lead for Super Mario Oddysey almost gave Luigi a full makeover outfit.

Jak Connor
Published Mon, Nov 18 2019 3:03 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Super Mario Odyssey released back in 2017, and we are still hearing about how the game was developed. New information has surfaced regarding the development of Luigi and his almost full costume change.

Luigi in Super Mario Odyssey almost had a 'drastic costume change' |

According to Super Mario Odyssey Character Art Lead, Sho Murata, in the recently translated 'The Art of Super Mario Odyssey', Luigi was teed up for a full costume change. Murata explains that he and his team were initially thinking of a "drastic costume change for Luigi at first, but we ultimately went with a simple look". This was because they thought his original color scheme would "work well against the background of this game's world".

Murata also dropped some cool new facts about Luigi's design, saying that if players hadn't noticed already, the balloons that Luigi is holding in-game are the "same colors as Super Famicom controller buttons". The art lead also says that the designers wanted to make it apparent that Luigi directly came from the Mushroom Kingdom, so they sported his satchel with "only stickers from the Mushroom Kingdom. One of the stickers is actually out of circulation..."

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Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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