Super Mario Odyssey showed up with a brilliant trailer and a catchy new theme song during Nintendo’s E3 2017 Spotlight presentation. And wouldn’t you know it, we got a release date that is totally different from any of the leaks we’ve seen!

Super Mario Odyssey will be released on Oct. 27 for the Nintendo Switch, and my goodness, it looks like a total blast! Three days before my birthday and two weeks before my son in born! One last hurrah with Mario before fatherhood. Just what I wanted.