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Old 05-14-20, 01:17 PM
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Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

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REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Looking to add an extra dimension to your adventures? Are you ready for your fun to in-crease tenfold? Well, a special invitation to a colorful, paper-crafted world has arrived. Princess Peach is welcoming Mario and Luigi to attend the kingdom’s origami festival when the Paper Mario: The Origami King game launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on July 17.

There’s one tiny wrinkle in the festivities, though: Princess Peach seems a little strange. To learn more about her mysterious behavior, you can view a debut trailer for the game by visiting https://papermario.nintendo.com/#trailer. 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. It looks pretty dangerous on paper, so someone who’s a cut above the rest is needed to save the day!

“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.”

Mario faces one of his most thrilling challenges yet in Paper Mario: The Origami King when the dangerous King Olly unleashes his plan to fold the entire world. Just when matters couldn’t get worse, he’s bound Princess Peach’s Castle in giant, colored streamers and transported it to a distant mountain. He’s even transformed Bowser’s minions into Folded Soldiers and enlisted them in his treacherous cause.

Luckily, Mario is equipped with a range of new tools at his disposal to help secure victory. One of Mario’s new abilities, called 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 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! If they haven’t yet folded to the whims of King Olly’s origami will, Mario will accept all the help he can find with open arms!

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. It’ll 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.

To learn more information about Paper Mario: The Origami King, visit https://papermario.nintendo.com/. Paper Mario: The Origami King launches in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and on Nintendo.com on July 17 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. For those who want to begin their adventure as soon as the game launches, pre-purchase is now available.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.9 billion video games and more than 766 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.
Old 05-14-20, 04:51 PM
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Re: Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

Never played a PM game before but this is a day one purchase for me.
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Re: Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

With the stack of games I have at home to play... this will sit on the store shelves awhile for me.

I’ll play it eventually.

The Thousand Year Door was a near perfect game for me. I hope this one measures up.
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Re: Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

Looks fun. I enjoyed the last one. My son will be all over me to get this.
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Re: Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

I haven't played a Paper Mario game except for once on the DS. How do they play? Traditional turn based RPG?
I always get these games and the Mario & Luigi games confused.
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Re: Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

GameStop has an exclusive pin set with their pre-order. Comes with a Paper Mario and Origami Peach.
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Re: Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

I always buy these and never seem to finish them. I suppose this will be no different.
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I haven’t played a Paper Mario game in a long time so I decided to pre-order this to give it a try.
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Re: Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

Sounds like this one removed most/all of the rpg elements from the SNES game.

The game only allows one save per Switch user account.
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Sounds like this one removed most/all of the rpg elements from the SNES game.

The game only allows one save per Switch user account.
The original Paper Mario was on Nintendo 64. Most of the rpg elements have been gone from like the last 3 or 4 Paper Mario games so I didn't expect that to have changed.
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The original Paper Mario was on Nintendo 64. Most of the rpg elements have been gone from like the last 3 or 4 Paper Mario games so I didn't expect that to have changed.
Ha; I was thinking Super Mario RPG in my head this whole time when thinking about this release. My mistake.
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Re: Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

Has anyone here picked this up and have any initial thoughts?
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Re: Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

I picked it up and I'm still thinking. Only about an hour or so in. It is a clever take on the PM series. The foldout arms add a little extra to the game play. I will post more after more time with it.
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I'm about 4-5 hours in and just beat my first boss battle. So far I'm really enjoying it. It looks great and has some well written quite funny dialogue. The puzzle combat while extremely easy for the first few hours (it wasn't until a few hours in before I even got hit) has definitely gotten more complicated and I've failed quite a few of the puzzles which just makes the combat more challenging but still doable. You get tons of money in the game so you can always buy items and accessories to help you. Kotaku has a great non-spoilery tip article: https://kotaku.com/tips-for-playing-...ing-1844408657
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Re: Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

I'm enjoying it, though I find myself actively avoiding combat because the reward is only coins.
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Re: Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

Well, the non-negative feedback pushed me to make a Walmart run and purchase it. Will probably start it tonight sometime.
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Re: Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17/20; Switch)

I love it. But the line up method of attacks and gear that breaks sucks.
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I'm in the 12-15 hour range now and I can safely say I love this game. Once you start unlocking more accessories especially ones that extend your time and defense I found I enjoyed the ring battles a lot more. The storyline continues to be really well written and gets surprisingly dark to go along with the usual Paper Mario humor.
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I just finished the red ribbon final boss and I'm liking it so far too. The battles do get a bit tedious though, just from the shear number that keep popping up. I'm hoping there are some tools coming that help avoid them when I want (like the one I have to hit goombas).
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I will say I find Olivia adorable, I find myself asking for hints when I don't need them just to see what she has to say.
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Just finished it up. I'm guessing it took me 20-25 hours. Fantastic game. I really enjoyed the story and characters. The ring battle system really came into its own during the boss battles. Figuring out exactly what you're supposed to do and then actually implementing it was quite fun. I'll jump back in tonight to try and get all the collectibles I missed.
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The lining up the ring crap is really taking me out of the game.
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It's too bad the battle system in this is so terrible. It's colorful and fun but the battles suck. I'm on the pencil boss and I think I'm done. They throw out lots of hearts so I can probably beat it but I don't want to spend a half hour doing so.
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I'm not loving this combat system either. I haven't even made it to any boss yet, so I think I must be really early on, and I'm already over it. If I'd bought this physical and could resell it, I probably would at this point.
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I kinda liked the Boss fighting, it was more creative.

The battles during the levels get old reallly quick though, just way too may of them.

After getting to the end, I have no desire to go back and do all the collectibles.

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