A new feature added in Super Mario Odyssey is the use of Mario’s cap, Cappy, to “capture” enemies and take control of them. This, unsurprisingly, turned into an internet meme almost immediately.
It’s apparent that Nintendo is aware of the joke and looks to clarify, given their recent Tweet.
— Sam Logan (@samandfuzzy) June 19, 2017
Um, actually he's been "Captured" by Mario. https://t.co/RNqL1SqAGl
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 21, 2017
At first, the use of captured didn’t make sense. But then I read some comments and realized that Nintendo is using captured as it’s Mario’s signature cap in the game. Clever, Nintendo.
Super Mario Odyssey is released on October 27.