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"Paper Mario: The Origami King" – Creased and Reborn

Vas has a B.A. in English Literature. If not writing or reading, she's probably playing Nintendo Switch.

"Paper Mario: The Origami King"

"Paper Mario: The Origami King"

Prepare to Be Folded

Keeping in line with its Paper Mario predecessors, The Origami King exhibits the familiar Nintendo 64 Super Paper Mario feel, complimented with Nintendo Switch high-definition sparkle, that oozes ease and detail.

The game's trailer came out (link at the bottom), without the usual warning, earlier this week and wowed the gaming community with its drop announced for less than three months away!

Aside from the fact that the screenshots are adorable and delicious, let's hope the game is just as exciting.

A first look at "The Origami King's" world.

A first look at "The Origami King's" world.

Princess Peach's Castle. Let's Compare

The Origami King trailer opens with a look at Princess Peach’s castle and strongly calls back to past games.

Inside we see:

  • the same checked floor
  • cloud painted walls
  • tall velvet staircase

All seen in Super Mario Nintendo 64, only now we have upgraded flowers mirroring the original Paper Mario N64.

It seems to have the improved aesthetic of Paper Mario: Color Splash, with the textured details reflecting seemingly real-life materials, giving the game an ultra-realistic feeling.

"Paper Mario: The Origami King" vs "Paper Mario N64"

"Paper Mario: The Origami King" vs "Paper Mario N64"

King Olly's Devious Plot . . .

Unlike most of the previous Paper Mario plotlines, Bowser—folded and defeated, his minions enlisted in a new cause—is sitting out the ‘big bad’ title with King Olly (aka the Origami King) as the new super-villain.

King Olly wants to turn everything and everyone into folded origami subjects. Princess Peach has been kidnapped, again, to a faraway mountain in the now folding origami lands of the Mushroom Kingdom.

The Origami King has origami Goombas on his side.

The Origami King has origami Goombas on his side.

Friends Along the Way!

Partnered with Olivia, the king's own sister, Mario ventures to navigate 2D and 3D worlds to defeat the sinister plan from unfolding. Other characters include some familiar faces of Shy guys, Bowser's minions, a few Toads and a Bob-omb.

This picture encompasses everything I love about "Paper Mario".

This picture encompasses everything I love about "Paper Mario".

The New Battle System

This Role Playing Game [RPG] will show off new story elements, world regions, battle mechanics, and vehicles. The Origami King has its own unique battle system, which lines enemies up in row using several rings to form an efficient straight arrow hit.

The new battle system.

The new battle system.

Hopefully, this is an improvement on the repetitive battle systems of its predecessors, Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Color Splash.

While you’re not battling, however, there will be heaps to explore. With Olivia's paper-folding maneuvers, Mario extends his 1,000 fold arms to unlock puzzles throughout the game.

Mario using some strange Mr. Fantastic style arms.

Mario using some strange Mr. Fantastic style arms.

How to Purchase

Hit up the Nintendo eShop or the Paper Mario: The Origami King site to order your digital version of the game. It'll pre-load the game for you and be ready for immediate play on July 17th, 2020.

Alternatively, you can also order the game card.

For literal goosebumps, watch the trailer and prepare to be folded!

© 2020 Vas Konstantinidis


Vas Konstantinidis (author) from Online on June 04, 2020:

Thank you! Honestly, it's the best console ever :)!

Quentin Crespo from France on June 04, 2020:

Great article !! I wish I had a switch

Vas Konstantinidis (author) from Online on May 31, 2020:

Thank you! Me too, very excited!

Anais on May 31, 2020:

Super excited for this game, I love the Paper Mario series! Great article!