Is Paper Mario: The Origami King multiplayer?

Is Paper Mario: The Origami King multiplayer? Nintendo’s new Super Mario RPG continues its cool paper aesthetic and brings a bunch of new features to the franchise, but some people are wondering if you can play it with your friends.

Paper Mario: The Origami King has the Nintendo mascot facing a new enemy. The evil King Olly has stolen Peach’s castle using magical ribbons. (Yes, that’s right — Bowser might kidnap Peach, but King Olly just straight-up steals her entire castle.) Mario must join forces with Olly’s sister Olivia and fight the evil Folded Soldiers to rescue Princess Peach and reclaim her castle from this evil origami villain!

Following its surprise announcement, the game has released one month later and people are generally having a fair bit of fun with it. That leaves just one question unanswered: is Paper Mario: The Origami King multiplayer?

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If you’re hoping to play Paper Mario: The Origami King with a friend, you’re going to be disappointed: no, this brand-new Nintendo Game is not a multiplayer title. You can only play Paper Mario: The Origami King as a single-player experience.

The answer is right on the Paper Mario: The Origami King Nintendo eShop page which lists the number of players as a sad, lonely 1. While some classic RPGs like Secret of Mana allow two or even three players to jump into the action, most games in this genre don’t have an option for multiplayer and Paper Mario: The Origami King is no different.

The lack of multiplayer in this game may be disappointing to some, but it probably wouldn’t have made for a substantial improvement in gameplay. Mario runs around the world by himself, and the turn-based battles wouldn’t likely offer much of an opportunity for a second player to meaningfully participate in the fun, either.