With only a few weeks left to go until the release of Super Mario Odyssey, many promotional items are starting to pop up in preparation for release day. One of the more unusual that has come up is from a Japanese bridal magazine called Zexy. In an issue released on 23rd August - and still available now - a few Nintendo related items are included.
The one that grabbed our attention was the full page marriage registration form above. These forms, called “Kekkon Todoke” in Japanese, are a little bit different than those in the West. Mainly the difference is that once you and your soon-to-be spouse sign it, you are legally married right there, as opposed to most Western countries where you do paperwork beforehand and it is official after a ceremony. Zexy claims proudly in its pages that the Mario and Peach Kekkon Todoke can be filled out and will be a legally binding certificate upon submission!
There are also wedding invitations with Mario and Peach in wedding clothes, styled like their new amiibo figures. A waterproof passport case is included as well. It’s all done as a special feature in the magazine about having a wedding ceremony overseas, specifically in Hawaii. The article also gives tips on preparation for overseas travel and lists emergency numbers for Japanese travelers.
While it isn’t unheard of for Nintendo and non-gaming entitles to cross promote, this is one of the cuter ones, and is well timed in preparation for Super Mario Odyssey. If nothing else it will surely be a group of unusual collectibles to have and to hold.