Nintendo’s latest video for Paper Mario: The Origami King has unveiled new details on the game.
The video, which was released on Friday and clocks in at just over five minutes, offers players a deeper look into the game including its characters, combat, and exploration.
The Origami King, which was only announced last month, introduces new villain King Olly who has taken over Princess Peach’s castle and threatens to destroy everything. To retake the castle, save Peach the world, Mario sets out on an adventure that will see him explore several vast locations; a ninja-filled mansion, an autumn mountain, a desert oasis, a forest spring, and, like in all video games, an underground sewer system.
As seen in the video, Mario will be required to solve puzzles, uncover secrets, and try out mini-games throughout his adventure. Some activities featured in the video include a quiz show, an aerial battle, underwater treasure hunts, island hopping, and so much more.
Paper Mario: The Origami King returns to its RPG roots and several companions will join Mario on his adventure including new character Olivia, King Olly’s good-natured sister. Other companions seen in the video include Professor Toad, Bob-omg amnesiac Bobby, and even Bowser himself!
The New Combat Mechanics
One of the biggest changes in the game is its combat. The Origami King still features turn-based combat but fights now take place on a layered ring where players must spin each layer to line opponents up, allowing players to knock-out multiple enemies in one hit.
The mechanic changes slightly when it comes to boss battles as players must rotate layers to carve a path for Mario to reach the boss at the centre of the ring. In the game, Mario will have to take on members of the Legion Of Stationary, bosses which are themed on stationary including a pack of coloured pencils, sticky tape, and an enemy made of rubber bands.
Paper Mario: The Origami King launches on July 17th. You can watch Nintendo’s in-depth video on the game below:
Image Credit: Screenshot, Paper Mario: The Origami King Nintendo YouTube