Did you wake up this morning think: “Boy, would it be nice if Nintendo announced a new Paper Mario game today!”? If yes, you’re in luck: that’s pretty much what they did! Introducing Paper Mario: The Origami King, the latest entry in the Paper Mario series, headed to Nintendo Switch consoles around the world on July 17th. Yes, that’s in only two months!
If you really cannot wait and want to be able to start playing right away on July 17th, you can now pre-purchase the game on the Nintendo eShop worldwide. The Japanese version of the game does include an English language option, by the way!
Here’s the debut trailer for the Paper Mario: The Origami King:
And if you want to see more of the game, here’s some video clips from the official website in Japan:
And here’s some details and screenshots (+ boxart) for the game:
Mario faces one of his most thrilling challenges yet in Paper Mario: The Origami King when the dangerous King Olly unleashes his plan to fold the entire world. Just when matters couldn’t get worse, he’s bound Princess Peach’s Castle in giant, colored streamers and transported it to a distant mountain. He’s even transformed Bowser’s minions into Folded Soldiers and enlisted them in his treacherous cause.
Luckily, Mario is equipped with a range of new tools at his disposal to help secure victory. One of Mario’s new abilities, called 1000-Fold Arms, allows you to interact with the landscape by stretching out and pulling, peeling and revealing new locations, helping you to solve puzzles and uncover unexpected surprises. Along the way, you’ll enlist the help of characters old and new, such as King Olly’s good-natured sister, Olivia, along with a range of unlikely allies, including Bowser himself! If they haven’t yet folded to the whims of King Olly’s origami will, Mario will accept all the help he can find with open arms!
Paper Mario: The Origami King also introduces a new ring-based battle system that lets you flex your puzzle-solving skills to line up scattered enemies and maximize damage. While the enemies may be crafted from paper, these dynamic, turn-based battles are far from stationary. It’ll require a sharp mind to make short work of these crafty enemies.
With a detail-rich world to explore, off-the-wall mini-game events and countless mysteries waiting to be solved, the next joyful Mario adventure on Nintendo Switch is ready to deliver huge helpings of crafts and laughs.
Paper Mario: The Origami King (Switch) comes out on July 17th worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Nintendo PR / Nintendo