Nintendo reveals Paper Mario: The Origami King and it’s releasing this summer

Nintendo has revealed a new Paper Mario game, and it’s releasing far sooner than you might think. Paper Mario: The Origami King was revealed out of nowhere in a brand new trailer, showing the latest adventure in the popular RPG series, along with the announcement that it will release on Nintendo Switch on July 17, 2020.

Paper Mario: The Origami King sees King Olly embarking on an evil plot to fold the entire world, binding Peach’s castle in colored streamers and transporting it to a distant mountain. He’s also transformed Bowser’s minions into folded soldiers, taking on Mario as the 2D plumber attempts to foil King Olly’s scheme.

Paper Mario: The Origami King will be the first game in the series to launch on Switch, with it boasting a bunch of new features. One of these is a new 1000-Fold Arms ability, which allows the player to interact with the landscape by stretching, pulling, and peeling it.

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A new ring-based battle system will also make its debut, with it bringing a puzzle element to combat that has players lining up scattered enemies to deal damage.

“Paper Mario: The Origami King delivers a grand new adventure on Nintendo Switch for players to wrap themselves up in,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This game marks the debut of the Paper Mario series on Nintendo Switch, expanding the vast library of games with another standout entry in a beloved franchise.”

The trailer also concludes with a nod to the Metroid series, perhaps indicating that we’ll receive an announcement related to Metroid Prime 4 sooner rather than later.

Check out the brand new trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King below, ahead of its launch this summer: