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Paper Mario: The Origami King

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Paper Mario: The Origami King
ペーパーマリオ オリガミキング
Pēpā Mario Origami Kingu
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Developer(s): Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: Role-playing
Players: 1
Predecessor: Paper Mario: Color Splash
Successor: N/A
Copyrights: ©2020 Nintendo. Program © Nintendo/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS
Release dates
Worldwide:

July 17, 2020[1]

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Paper Mario: The Origami King is a role-playing game and the sixth installment in the Paper Mario series. The game was released for the Nintendo Switch in July 2020.

Blurb[edit]

Nintendo eShop

A new paper-crafted Mario adventure unfolds on Nintendo Switch!

The kingdom has been ravaged by an origami menace! Join Mario and his new partner, Olivia, as they battle evil Folded Soldiers, repair the damaged landscape, and try to free Princess Peach's castle from the clutches of King Olly in this comedy-filled adventure, only on the Nintendo Switch system.

Mario and Luigi receive an invitation from Princess Peach to attend an origami festival and excitedly hurry to Toad Town...but something's amiss. After investigating the eerily empty town, the duo finds a fearsome (and folded) Princess Peach-she's been turned into origami by King Olly, ruler of the Origami Kingdom! With five giant streamers under his control, King Olly binds Princess Peach's Castle and transports it to a distant mountain as part of his plan to re-fold the world.

On his journey to liberate Peach's Castle and repair the ravaged paper landscape, Mario meets Olivia, King Olly's sister, and the two join forces to put a stop to Olly's origami onslaught. Even Bowser falls victim to Olly's plot when his minions are turned into origami Folded Soldiers and betray their Koopa king, forcing him to ally with Mario and Olivia!

Battle the Folded Soldiers in ring-based battles the challenge you to strategically line up enemies to maximize damage! Out of battle, Mario can use the arm-extending 1,000-Fold Arms ability in specific spots to interact with the landscape to pull, peel, hit, and more! Join Mario, Olivia, and their companions on a journey of laughter and emotion, thrills, and a whole lot of folding.

Story[edit]

The Mushroom Kingdom has been invaded by King Olly and his army of Folded Soldiers, using his origami abilities to place the kingdom and its people under his control. Allying himself with Olivia, King Olly's sister, Mario embarks on a journey to defeat King Olly and stop him from re-folding the entire world.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

The Origami King features similar overworld exploration to previous Paper Mario titles. Mario gains a new ability, the 1,000-Fold Arms, allowing him to manipulate parts of the environment.

The game uses a new ring-based battle system, in which players rotate segments of the battle area and line up enemies into rows within a limited time to maximize damage.[1][2]

Technical details[edit]

Technical Details
Media

Nintendo Switch Game Card
Digital download

Download size

6.4 GB

Input / compatible controllers

Joy-Con, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Paper Mario: The Origami King - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch. Nintendo (YouTube; May 14, 2020). Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A new Paper Mario adventure unfolds for Nintendo Switch on July 17. Nintendo (May 14, 2020). Retrieved May 14, 2020.


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