Nintendo reveals Paper Mario: The Origami King coming in July

Yesterday (out of nowhere) Nintendo revealed a new Paper Mario game. The rumours about a new title in the series had been around for some time, so the game itself is less of a surprise than the manner of the announcement… Just a normal Wednesday afternoon was interrupted by the news that not only are we getting a new game starring the flattened red plumber entitled: Paper Mario: The Origami King, but we’d also be getting it relatively soon – 17th July 2020. Check out the reveal trailer below:

As hinted at in the trailer, it seems Paper Mario is up against a new foe and a quick look at the new website reveals this new menace as the origami-themed King Ollie. Paper Mario will be teaming up with new character Olivia to take on this nefarious folded-paper-fiend and it seems this time around you can expect a new 1000-Fold Arms ability, puzzles and novel ring-based battle system to mix things up. As usual, Nintendo has hit it out of the park in the creative visuals department. So colour me intrigued and I for one cannot wait to explore this new flattened funscape.

More Mario incoming?

And as a rather important side note: This reveal confirms part of the leak we wrote about back in March regarding Nintendo’s big plans for celebrating Mario’s 35th anniversary. Along with a new Paper Mario title, several sources said that a few of Mario’s classic 3D titles including Super Mario 64Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy 1 would be getting remakes (or at least a remaster of some sort) for the Switch. And as a big Mario fan – I’m really hoping this Paper Mario title is only the first big Mario news we get in the coming months.

Nintendo Nerd, sharing my love of Mario with the world one pixel at a time.

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