Mario's nipples are breaking the internet

The legendary Nintendo character is taking on a new adventure in the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo’s upcoming release, shows everyone’s favourite character living his absolute best life. But some fans are getting riled up about something else.

The gaming giant released a seven-minute preview of the Switch game on Wednesday, which shows Mario navigating various kingdoms in a range of outfits.

But it was one particular still, which shows the former plumber shirtless and frolicking on a beach in polka dot swim shorts, that really got the internet talking.

Just when you thought you’d seen Mario in all his guises, he reveals he has actual nipples – a revelation which caught many Twitter users off guard.

Naturally, it became the perfect meme fodder.

In the game, fans can also look forward to seeing Mario in a safari get-up, in a sombrero, and sporting a tortoiseshell backpack as he journeys around the world.

Super Mario Odyssey will be released on October 27 for Nintendo Switch.

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