Nintendo has finally confirmed that Toad’s head is indeed his head, and not, as some had recklessly speculated, a hat, solving a problem that has been hotly debated for decades.
The shocking reveal (shocking to those poor, wayward souls in Team Hat, at least) comes courtesy of Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi, who took the time to answer some Mario-related fan questions in a new and cool way. , I need to remind you – officially licensed Nintendo video.
“I’m going to have to let all of you figure out exactly how that works,” Koizumi said after his megaton of head reveal, “Maybe there’s something inside …”
While today’s news won’t surprise people who think correctly of Team Head that much, there was at least some evidence to the contrary, so you can understand how the wrong Hatters could have started their journey down the dark path:
This despicable and widely publicized piece of anti-head propaganda comes from the 1980s Super Mario Bros cartoon. Which, as Eurogamer news editor Tom Phillips angrily reminds me in all caps as I write, IS NOT CANON .
Elsewhere in the video, Koizumi reveals that the Super Mario Odyssey team was so baffled by fans’ response to Mario’s topless lost belly button, that they seriously considered adding one to the final game. There are also hints that perhaps there is something in Super Mario Odyssey that players are yet to discover, probably the shattered fragments of the entire Team Hat belief system at this point.
For more Mario-based reveals, including an update on the Mario-Peach-Daisy love triangle, check out Koizumi’s explanation above.