E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey gets October date from Nintendo

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Nintendo has said its next major Mario game will go on sale on 27 October.

The date means the firm will be able to promote Super Mario Odyssey alongside its new Switch console in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping seasons.

The news was revealed at the end of a pre-recorded video stream broadcast to coincide with the start of the E3 expo.

Nintendo hosts demos at the Los Angeles gaming event, but has not held a large press conference there since 2012.

The Japanese company recently reported a surge in profits thanks to the release of the Switch, which went on sale in March.