If you don’t believe Mario’s finest hour in the RPG genre was his original effort (Super Mario RPG, coming to Switch November 17), then you believe it was Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, originally released for the Gamecube in 2004 — and never again. Most gamers consider this to be the best title in the Paper Mario series, and it’s become nearly impossible to find an affordable copy. But have no fear….an HD remaster has finally been announced for next year!
Nintendo Switch Online’s Expansion Pass was made active last October and immediately ran into a firestorm of bad PR. Customers raged online about the poor emulation, the blatant input delay issues, and the outrageous price hike ($50 a year as opposed to the normal flavor’s $20 a year).
There was no Nintendo Direct today, but we got an out-of-the-blue announcement regardless: there’s a new Paper Mario game coming, and very soon. “Two months” soon.
Remember last April when a glitch in Paper Mario was discovered that would take 416 years to execute if attempted? The same man who discovered that glitch has unearthed another one. It turns out plenty of time-related bugs exist in the game due to no scripted limit being placed on them.
Fan reaction to the E3 footage of Paper Mario: Color Splash hasn’t been kind. People say it looks dull and uninspired, and that the Paper Mario series is just churning out sequels at this point. We had yet to hear, though, that the game was promoting hate speech, until Zoe Quinn spoke up.
Paper Mario is one of the more interesting titles in the Nintendo lineup. On one hand, it has the simplest visuals of basically all the Nintendo games, as its literally paper. However, especially in the early games, it’s battle system was deep, and thus gamers loved it. Because of that, it kept getting sequels. However, after the much beloved Thousand Year Door, Paper Mario slowly began shying away from the RPG aesthetic.
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Here is a gallery filled with screens from the 3DS games Nintendo showed earlier today…