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.

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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. 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.