Paper Mario: The Origami King Is Announced & Unfolding This July

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The announcement for Paper Mario: The Origami King is here and we will have some more Paper Mario fun to experience this July

There is about to be a lot more fun over on the Switch this July with the announcement we have here for Paper Mario: The Origami King. The next in the franchise that Nintendo is putting out there for us all. This time with a whole new 'dimension' getting added into the Paper Mario franchise with many creatures, characters, and areas folded into the nice little origami figures they could be. All without losing the fun 2D look of some of the characters trying to bring the world back to that old normal instead of the new normal that is there. It seems like a weird thing to fight against, but that is how it looks like things will flow out there.

The traditional platforming will be back for this Paper Mario title. It will also have some new additions given the 3D nature of it all now. As you will see in the following trailer for the game, there will be a few things that will have us exploring the 3D world and having to deal with all of the new issues that will cause. All of which on July 17th when Paper Mario: The Origami King is slated to drop on us. That seems to be a big day for many exclusives, so no matter your preference you will have something new and unique to experience it would seem.

Paper Mario: The Origami King — Announcement

Looking to add an extra dimension to your adventures? Are you ready for your fun to in-crease tenfold? Well, a special invitation to a colorful, paper-crafted world has arrived. Princess Peach is welcoming Mario and Luigi to attend the kingdom’s origami festival when the Paper Mario: The Origami King game launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on July 17.

There’s one tiny wrinkle in the festivities, though: Princess Peach seems a little strange. It seems as if King Olly, who claims to be the ruler of the Origami Kingdom, has hatched a devious plot that endangers everything Mario holds dear. It looks pretty dangerous on paper, so someone who’s a cut above the rest is needed to save the day!

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.

With a detail-rich world to explore, off-the-wall mini-game events and countless mysteries waiting to be solved, the next joyful Mario adventure on Nintendo Switch is ready to deliver huge helpings of crafts and laughs.

Were you expecting to see Paper Mario go this path here or did you figure it would stick to a 2D thing instead again? Are you surprised by how fast we will be seeing this game hit the Switch here or could this be the new normal we are going with given how the world is right now? Do you think we will get to play a Metroid game in this one given the teaser at the end? Let us know down in the comments. I am certain there will be more to share for Paper Mario: The Origami King and when there is, I will be here to share it. Please keep checking in on the site for all of that soon.