In a surprise announcement, Nintendo has unveiled a brand new Paper Mario game called Paper Mario: The Origami King! Join Mario and his new companion Olivia on an action-adventure that will take you across a wide variety of landscapes and scenarios! Paper Mario: The Origami King is the first in the series, since 2016’s Paper Mario: Color Splash that was released on the Wii U. It is the sixth game in the Paper Mario series and is scheduled for release on July 17, 2020 on the Nintendo Switch!
A New Enemy Approaches…
Move aside, Bowser. Here comes the devious King Olly who seeks to conquer the world and turn it into origami. He has captured Princess Peach (surprise surprise…) and has taken control of Bowser’s army. Mario, with the help of Bowser and your new partner Olivia, sets out to restore peace to the paper kingdom. You can see the creepy deformed Princess Peach below…
Combat, A Mixture Of New And Old.
In the last three entries, the Nintendo community have been very critical of the combat systems that have been introduced to the games. Here it seems Nintendo has decided to mix the combat systems from the early and later Paper Mario games, bringing back the basic Jump and Hammer attacks along with the crowd reactions (like in The Thousand-Year Door) whilst adding new twists such as a circular ring in which you can line up enemies to combo your attacks. These battles will put both your tactical thinking and puzzle-solving skills to the test. If you want to see some combat in action, you can click the link HERE!
So are you excited for The Origami King? Or are you cautiously optimistic given the mediocre entries in the series lately? Nevertheless, I’ll certainly be playing come release day July 17, 2020! You can watch the full trailer in the video below!
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