A new adventure adds a new dimension to the fold.
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On May 14, Nintendo announced a new Paper Mario game set for release on July 17. Nintendo Switch owners will soon get to play through an all-new adventure with Mario and his pals in Paper Mario: The Origami King.

More details can be found at the official Paper Mario: The Origami King website. Nintendo is pricing this one at a full $59.99 (USD). It will be released through physical retailers and through the Nintendo eShop on July 17. Pre-purchase options are currently available through Nintendo.com.

King Olly of the Origami Kingdom has "hatched a devious plot that endangers everything Mario holds dear." Nintendo says that "it looks pretty dangerous on paper, so someone who's a cut above the rest is needed to save the day!"

Alright, Nintendo, calm down there.


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.