Paper Mario: The Origami King – Gameplay, Pre-order, and Launch Day

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Paper Mario: The Origami King will arrive soon this summer. 

The game features Paper Mario’s first outing on the praised Nintendo Switch. It is also the first game in the series in four years. Here is what you should know.

Paper Mario: The Origami King Gameplay

Paper Mario is not a new game. It was released back in 1999. The upcoming series will follow Mario fighting a wicked army of origami characters dubbed the Folded Soldiers, ruled by King Olly, which have taken over the whole Mushroom Kingdom.  

The overworld exploration resembles the series’ standard, but the fight system is different this time around. Mario can rotate and create lines of opponents, although the time and the number of moves are limited. 

A new character, Olivia, has a role similar to Huey and Kersti from Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Paper Mario: Color Splash. She offers Mario origami weapons. Koopa Troop members, such as a Bob-omb that ally with Mario, will return. 

Nintendo launched a trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King on May 14. The trailer starts with an origami Princess Peach urging Mario to “crease yourself, and be reborn,” and then everything gets weirder. It seems like the upcoming Mario world will feature some huge, explorable locations, a lot of dialogue from both recurring and new Mario characters. You can watch the full trailer below:

Paper Mario: The Origami King Launch Date and Pre-order

Paper Mario: The Origami King will be launched on July 17. You’ll be able to pick-up the game no matter where you live because the launch date doesn’t appear to be staggered by region. 

And if you want to pre-order Paper Mario: The Origami King, you can try Amazon, GameStop, or Best Buy. You can pre-order the game on the Nintendo eShop, too. 

There will also be a bonus if you choose to pre-order the game. GameStop will offer a pin set including an origami Princess Toadstool and one of a cartoon Mario. 

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