When Paper Mario: The Origami King was first announced, we immediately began to theorise about the battle system and whether this series would see the return of companions. Nintendo Australia has just sent out an update on this exact matter. Here’s what they had to say:
King Olly has moved Peach’s Castle in his devious plot to fold the world in Paper Mario: The Origami King launching exclusively for Nintendo Switch on 17th July. Luckily, Mario’s ability to wield mighty paper techniques will put a crinkle in those plans. Mario’s journey to untie the massive streamers binding the castle will lead him through vast regions full of surprises. He’ll visit underground sewers, raging rapids, an ancient ruin, a ninja-filled mansion and a lively desert oasis that will quench anyone’s thirst for excitement. Check out the Get an in-depth look at Paper Mario: The Origami King! (Nintendo Switch) overview trailer on the Nintendo YouTube channel. Also, early purchasers can pre-load the game starting today from Nintendo eShop.
A cast of off-the-wall characters adds an extra dimension to the expedition, too. There’s a Bob-omb who’s lost his memory, the Toad professor of ancient history and Kamek, the Magikoopa who’s always got something up his sleeve. Mario will find assistance along the way from friends like Olivia, the good-natured sister of King Olly, and even Bowser himself. Some of these unlikely allies might help out in a battle when needed!
Paper Mario: The Origami King delivers new ring-based battles that require strategy and quick thinking to line up enemies and execute well-timed attacks to maximise damage. It’ll take a sharp mind to determine when to stomp enemies with Mario’s boots, when to whack ‘em with a hammer and when to strategically use items to heal or attack.
An audience of cheering Toads are ready to pitch in with a variety of helpful battle aids, just in case Mario starts to fold under pressure. Mario will also face some of his most intimidating foes in showdowns against the Legion of Stationery, bosses themed around stationary like coloured pencils, sticky tape and rubber bands. These enemies may look innocent, but take note: they can really bring a challenge, so be sure to take care of business!
When Mario’s not duking it out in the ring, he can investigate suspicious spots to uncover hidden items, toss confetti to repair holes in the landscape, discover loads of Toads hiding in the scenery, play mini-games to earn in-game rewards, and revel in an abundance of secrets and treasures.
On 17th July, join Mario, Olivia and their companions on a comedy-filled adventure as players try to stop the origami menace.
Early purchasers can pre-load the game starting today from Nintendo eShop. With so many titles available on Nintendo Switch, using Nintendo eShop’s Wish List function can be a good way to keep track of them.
Paper Mario: The Origami King launches for Nintendo Switch on 17th July. Join Princess Peach, Mario and Luigi in attending the kingdom’s origami festival and take down crafty enemies with new ring-based battles that require strategy and quick thinking to line up enemies and maximize damage.
Source: Nintendo AU/NZ PR