Paper Mario: The Origami King Comes to Switch This Summer

The beloved RPG series is back!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 05/14/2020 18:14 Comment on this     ShareThis

It has been four years since Paper Mario: Color Splash launched on Wii U. There has been some rampant speculation about Nintendo gearing up for 30th anniversary celebrations for the Super Mario Bros. franchise, and while still unconfirmed, today’s surprise announcement of the next installment in the series has further fanned the flames. Behold Paper Mario: The Origami King:

Exciting! Here’s what to expect from The Origami King:

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.

The inclusion of a battle system that involves puzzle-solving is especially fascinating. The Paper Mario series has become very experimental with its battle systems and character progression/leveling up for years now, so it’s going to be interesting to see where this game goes with both. Paper Mario: The Origami King will launch on July 17. Pre-purchase of the game is available right now from the Switch eShop.

Source:  Nintendo Press Release

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