Nintendo has a surprise for Mario fans. The publisher is working on a new Paper Mario game that will be released for Nintendo Switch shortly. Paper Mario: The Origami King debuts on July 17 with a brand new story and characters for $ 60. And Nintendo unveiled the game in a two-minute trailer that you can watch by clicking “Play” above.
Paper Mario: The Origami King brings back the two-dimensional plumber from the previous games. This time, however, he is fighting “an origami threat”, according to Nintendo. And that threat has already overtaken familiar areas like Princess Peach’s castle. The trailer begins with an origami peach that threatens Mario by requesting it to fold as a sign of respect. When Mario refuses, she throws him into a pit.
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On the gameplay side, Mario will also acquire the 1000 Fold Arms ability. This gives the hero extendable arms for solving puzzles and more.
Paper Mario: The Origami King is the “traditional Paper Mario” game that I referred to in my March report on Nintendo’s release schedule. Nintendo suddenly dropped the announcement outside of a direct as the company struggled with the transition from work from home.
But Nintendo obviously has games in the works. Intelligent systems only supervised Tecmo Koei’s production of Fire Emblem: Three Houses because it was being worked on. Other Nintendo Studios will also have games ready for release soon. These include the 3D Mario remaster, but also Pikmin 3 Deluxe.