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Watch 15 minutes of new Paper Mario: Color Splash gameplay

Mario goes ghost-hunting, a pig breakdances

Mario's next adventure, Paper Mario: Color Splash, sends the persistent plumber to a haunted hotel run by Toads, as seen in new gameplay from the upcoming Wii U title captured from San Diego Comic-Con.

The fresh footage, which runs more than 15 minutes, shows Mario — armed with a pair of hammers, one of which helps recolor the game's environment — dealing with a host of paranormal problems. Luigi was apparently too busy to pick up the phone when the residents of Dark Bloo Inn put out the call for help, so Paper Mario is forced to pick up the slack.

Check out the video above for a sneak peek of the mysterious "it" that everyone wants and for a look at a breakdancing pig that deals powerful damage to Bowser's minions. Since the game uses the Wii U GamePad as part of the card-based battles, you'll be missing out on some of the strategy required to battle foes, but one of the game's strongest components — its clever writing — still shines through.

Paper Mario: Color Splash comes to Wii U on Oct. 7. For more on Color Splash, check out Polygon's impressions from E3 2016.

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