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New Paper Mario coming to Nintendo Switch in July

Paper Mario: The Origami King is an all-new adventure featuring a new villain

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The Paper Mario series is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer with Paper Mario: The Origami King, a new adventure with an origami paper theme and folding-themed powers. Nintendo will release Paper Mario: The Origami King on July 17.

Paper Mario: The Origami King introduces a new threat to the Mushroom Kingdom: King Olly, a royal with world-conquering (or world-folding) ambitions. King Olly has kidnapped the entirety of Princess Peach’s castle and conscripted Bowser’s army, forcing Mario to ally with Bowser and King Olly’s benevolent sister, Olivia, to defeat the evil King.

The Switch game will give Mario a new power called 1,000-Fold Arms that allows players to interact with the game’s landscape by “stretching out and pulling, peeling and revealing new locations, helping you to solve puzzles and uncover unexpected surprises,” Nintendo said in a news release.

Paper Mario: The Origami King will feature a new ring-based battle system that combines puzzle-solving with battles against a variety of foes in dynamic, turn-based battles.

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