‘Paper Mario: The Origami King’ gameplay features and others detailed in new trailer

Last month, Nintendo surprised their fans by revealing Paper Mario: The Origami King with a new trailer that teases the game and its story. There’s a new trailer, and we now have more details about the upcoming title, which launches on July 17.

The new trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King dives deep into the upcoming title for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s what we know so far.

Setting and premise

In the game, Mario is set to defeat The Origami King named Olly. In his journey, he will have to go through five distinct worlds to reach the ends of five massive streamers. The trailer teases that the areas are a forest spring, an autumn mountain, a ninja mansion, an underground sewer system, and a desert town.

In his journey, Mario will be guided by Olly’s good sister named Olivia. Throughout his new adventure, Mario will get help from familiar faces.


The game will feature an assortment of allies that Mario will work with. There are some familiar faces in the crew, including Bowser, who’s seemingly been folded, and his son Bowser Jr. The new faces include Bobby, a bob-omb with amnesia, an ancient history expert named Professor Toad, and a Kamek wizard.

Unique battle system

Like other Paper Mario games before it, Paper Mario: The Origami King will feature a turn-based system. Of course, there are new things about this game’s battle system too.

Once Mario approaches an enemy, the battle will ensue. The battle takes place in a large circular arena with Mario at the center. The arena will have grids, and each of the enemies will be randomly placed in the slots.

Players will have to strategically lineup the enemies for attack bonuses. The catch is that players have to lineup the enemies within a certain time period. Mario can dish out damage to multiple enemies at once if he lines them up properly. Mario will use familiar power-ups such as Flower Power, Tanooki, and a hammer to fight enemies.

The trailer also teases epic boss battles with peculiar bosses such as a set of colored pencils, a roll of tape, and a rubber band monster.


There will be a lot of secrets scattered throughout the worlds in the game. The trailer even teases that by collecting all hidden toads, players will benefit greatly.

Paper Mario The Origami King launches for the Switch on July 17. The game is another entry in the Paper Mario franchise, and fans are expecting a lot from it due to the shortcomings of previous entries.


Image used courtesy of Nintendo/YouTube

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