Nintendo Stealth Reveals Paper Mario: The Origami King

Imagine my surprise when I read the press release this morning over my cup of coffee.

Paper Mario: The Origami King came out of nowhere and offers an exciting new adventure for the first time ever on Nintendo Switch. The trailer starts out in a creepy tone with Princess Peach seemingly not herself. The Origami King introduces a new enemy in the form of King Olly, who wants to fold the entire world and it looks like Mario has new tools to stop a new enemy!

Nintendo says Mario is equipped with a series of new tools, including the 1000-Fold Arms, which allow him to navigate the landscape by stretching and pulling it apart. Also, it’s a perfect tool to solve the puzzles you’ll find in the game as well as a few other surprises.

Also of note is the new ring-based battle system which is essentially a puzzle that when solved, lines up all your enemies for extra damage. We get a glimpse of the battle system in the video posted above. Nintendo says “It’ll require a sharp mind to make short work of these crafty enemies.”


Bobby has been gaming since he was old enough to walk. Since then, the interest has only grown stronger, and here we are today. Follow Bobby on Twitter, and just go with it. @bpashalidis

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