You are invited by Princess Peach to attend the kingdom’s origami festival on July 17, in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
In Mario’s latest adventure something has folded the wrong way in the Nintendo Switch exclusive title.
While Princess Peach is welcoming Mario and Luigi to the origami festival, 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.
“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.”
Facing one of his most thrilling challenges yet in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
Paper Mario must stop the dangerous King Olly as he unleashes his plan to fold the entire world after he’s bound Princess Peach’s Castle in giant, colored streamers and transported it to a distant mountain.
Even Bowser’s minions are brought into the fold as they are transformed into Folded Soldiers and enlisted in King Olly’s treacherous cause.
Using a range of new tools and abilities can Mario secure victory?
Using Mario’s 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 be introduced to and 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.
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 and will 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.
Paper Mario: The Origami King launches in stores, in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and on Nintendo.com on July 17 at a suggested retail price of £49.99.
For those who want to begin their adventure as soon as the game launches, pre-order is now available.