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The game will features “a detail-rich world” to explore, “off-the-wall” mini-game events and “countless mysteries” to be solved, according to Nintendo.
Origami King has been created by mainstay series developer Intelligent Systems and sees Mario and friends embark on a quest to stop an evil king.
“King Olly has bound Princess Peach’s Castle in giant, coloured streamers and transported it to a distant mountain,” reads Nintendo’s official blurb.
“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.”
The RPG features a new ability called 1000-Fold Arms which allows players to interact with the landscape by stretching out and pulling, peeling and revealing new locations, helping them solve puzzles and uncover secrets.
Origami King also introduces a new “ring-based” battle system, which Nintendo says will allow players to “flex their puzzle-solving skills to line up scattered enemies and maximise damage.”
These dynamic, turn-based battles are said to be “far from stationary” and “require a sharp mind”.
The new Paper Mario was first mentioned in a March VGC report detailing Nintendo’s plans to celebrate Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary this year with several major releases, new and old.
As part of its anniversary celebrations, Nintendo will reveal plans to re-release most of Super Mario’s 35-year back catalogue this year, remastered for Nintendo Switch, VGC was told, including 1996’s Super Mario 64, 2002’s Super Mario Sunshine and 2007’s Super Mario Galaxy.
Nintendo will also release other Mario titles in 2020, including a Deluxe version of 2013’s Super Mario 3D World.