Nintendo Reveals Paper Mario: The Origami King, Coming to Switch in July

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Nintendo announced a new Paper Mario game coming to Switch July 17 called Paper Mario: The Origami King. It’ll be the sixth game in the series and the first on the new console.

Here’s the trailer:

The story looks like it’ll revolve around trying to liberate Princess Peach’s castle from a new paper-based menace called King Olly. Exploration, meanwhile, will be based on a new ability called “Fold Arms” in which Mario extends his appendages in weird ways to solve puzzles and deal with enemies.

A new Paper Mario game was previously reported to be coming this year back in March. In an interesting move, Nintendo has decided to drop the news out of the blue rather than reveal it through a Direct.

Nintendo has had Directs specifically for Pokémon and Animal Crossing this year, but none laying out its more general plans for the coming year. As a result, the back half of the Switch’s 2020 release calendar is looking sparse.

Paper Mario: The Origami King will certainly help fill that gap a bit.