Super Mario Odyssey Gets Highest Rating in Series History

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Since the introduction of ESRB ratings in 1994, no Super Mario title has ever received a rating higher than E for Everyone. Yoshi’s Island and Super Mario 64 both received the now-retired “Kids to Adults,” which was quickly replaced by the E for Everyone rating that every Super Mario title since has received.

However, Super Mario Odyssey has been given a rating of E10+, for everyone ages ten and up. The rating is described by the ESRB as containing “cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.”

Super Mario Odyssey Theme

Nintendo has released the endlessly-catchy theme song that present in the new gameplay trailer for Super Mario Odyssey, and it’s something else. A big brass band plays, with some fantastic meta vocals by Pauline, the damsel-in-distress from the original Donkey Kong game, who just so happens to also be the mayor of New Donk City, the home of Odyssey.