Here’s something interesting from the ESRB! The board which has been rating the content of games for years now has broken the trend of rating Mario games “E.” Since the 90s, each title in the series has been rated E for everyone. The series has been known for being very child-friendly and welcoming to all ages.
With Super Mario Odyssey, the ESRB has rated it E10+ a new rating that advises those who play the game that the recommended age is 10 years of age and up. I’m not sure what the rating entails and why it was given that rating, it could be the cartoon violence or perhaps the comic mischief, but we will see when the game launches in October.