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Super Mario Odyssey trounces the competition at Gamescom 2017

by Ron Duwell | August 28, 2017August 28, 2017 9:00 am EST

Much like its performance at E3 2017Super Mario Odyssey has walked away from Gamescom 2017 with a handful of awards, beating Call of Duty: WWII, Destiny 2, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 as the show’s biggest winner. Mario’s latest game went home with both the “Best of Gamescom” award and the Gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer Award, and it also cleaned up all of the categories it was nominated for, including:

Best Console Game Nintendo Switch

  • FIFA 18, Electronic Arts
  • Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft
  • Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo

Best Action Game

  • Call of Duty: WWII, Activision Blizzard
  • Destiny 2, Activision Blizzard
  • Mittelerde: Schatten des Krieges, Warner Bros.
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2, Electronic Arts
  • Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo

Best Family Game

  • Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition, Anki
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, Warner Bros.
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Square Enix
  • Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Bandai Namco
  • Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo

Everyone loves that dumb Rabbids game, too

And, apparently, Super Mario Odyssey isn’t the only hit that Mario will be starring in this year. Mario + Rabbids Battle Kingdom continues to do well for itself as well, impressing fans with its fun strategy mechanics and wild sense of humor. The game took home the Best Strategy Game award, fending off the likes of Total War, Tropico, and Age of Empires

Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Microsoft
  • Ancestors, 1C Publishing
  • Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft
  • Total War: Warhammer II, Koch Media
  • Tropico 6, Kalypso Media

Ubisoft has turned that ship around in an impressive way. What was once a joke and seen as an insult to Mario has become a fan-favorite over night. See what happens when you give something a chance and don’t leap to conclusions?

Super Mario Odyssey launches for the Nintendo Switch on Oct. 27. Mario + Rabbids Battle Kingdom launches tomorrow, Aug. 29.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...