Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions announced for the 3DS, out on October 6th

During the Nintendo Treehouse Live livestreams, fans can see more gameplay footage about the games announced at E3 2017, complete with commentary from the developers and the Nintendo Treehouse staff members. But it’s also the occasion for Nintendo to make some surprise announcements, such as Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions announced for the Nintendo 3DS yesterday!

As the name implies, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions is a remake of the very first Mario & Luigi game. it features a brand new mode called Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, where you get to control a bunch of Bowser’s minions, and actually takes place simultaneously with the main quest.

Here’s the debut trailer:

And here’s some details about the game:

Save Princess Peach’s voice, the Beanbean Kingdom and … Bowser?!

The game that launched the Mario & Luigi series returns looking better than ever before. In this renewed classic, Mario and Luigi journey to the Beanbean Kingdom with Bowser to restore Princess Peach’s voice. Control Mario and Luigi simultaneously, making use of their unique Bros. Moves to solve puzzles and emerge victorious in action-packed battles. Pay heed to the enemy’s patterns and time your reactions right to land satisfying counterblows. Included in this remake is the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode, which tells the story of the game from the perspective of Bowser’s minions. Recruit characters to grow your own Minion army as you fight to locate your missing leader!


  • Mario and Luigi have access to different techniques, known as Bros. Moves, necessary for solving puzzles on their adventure. Switch between the two characters at will to pave your way and progress through new areas.
  • Time your button presses to skillfully dodge enemy blows, land devastating counters, and inflict increased damage in battle. Utilize Bros. Attacks that dish out massive damage! 
  • In the brand new mode titled Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, become the unlikely hero, Captain Goomba. Journey together with ShyGuy, Boo and other familiar Baddies.
  • The Minion Quest storyline takes place during Mario & Luigi’s classic adventure. Find out what really transpired behind-the-scenes! 

Also, Nintendo announced that the game is compatible with amiibo, and more precisely those from the Super Mario series. But that’s not all: two new amiibo from that series will be released… Goomba and Koopa Troopa! Those two figures and Boo will have read/write compatibility.

Finally, here’s some pictures for the game and the new amiibo:

And here’s the videos from E3:

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (3DS) comes out on October 6th in EUrope and North America, and this Fall in Japan.



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