Gamers knew this morning that they were going to get a ton of Mario. Specifically, Super Mario Odyssey.
What they didn't know they were getting: nipples. Mario nipples.
As the Nintendo Direct continued to play out, it was the image of the iconic plumber, shirtless on the beach that captured everyone's attention.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 13, 2017
Of course, everyone fixated on the nipples.
Great, now I know what Mario's nipples look like. pic.twitter.com/OnZhmL7hNR
— Mark Serrels (@Serrels) September 13, 2017
do u think mario's nipple textures are as hi-res as his pores and mustache
— OLI BÄR (@OliverMatroskin) September 13, 2017
— Angharad Yeo (@angharadyeo) September 13, 2017
The beach photo also raised questions as to whether still officially has a tattoo, one of the last times Mario showed some skin:
You mean It's not canon anymore ??!? pic.twitter.com/2hO1nrKBEa
— ♄ (@HalviI) September 13, 2017
But for the most part, it was Mario's tiny areolas that stole the show.
If I see marios nipples trend on twitter then we're all in for a wild ride
— Vani | LunaNova (@GrandAcademia) September 13, 2017
*mario squirts his nipple milk into your coffee* mama Mia!
— ✨Robin (@velourina) September 13, 2017
Nintendo has been weird in 2017. Awesome, for sure, but weird.