You'll never see a Game Over screen in Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo has revealed.
The company posted a couple of tweets on its Japanese account which detail how failure works in the upcoming Switch title. Eurogamer has kindly translated them, and they say:
Even if Mario's health drops to zero, you'll just lose 10 of your coins. No matter how many times you fail, though, there is no Game Over!
By the way, if you fail with nine coins or less, it won't be Game Over. Please enjoy exploring without worry!
Nintendo isn't alone in getting rid of the famous "Game Over" message. Many games these days simply push the player back to a previous save so they can pick themselves up and continue where they left off. However, the recent Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was surprisingly harsh when it came to player deaths, with the "Game Over" message flashed up quite regularly (although an auto-save system softens the blow somewhat).
Nintendo has dabbled with systems in previous Mario games where repeated failures on a certain section trigger a "Super Guide" which makes things easier. This is taking things to the next level, though - do you relish the prospect of playing a Mario game which doesn't feature a punishment for failure? Let us know with a comment.