It has been some time now since we have heard word of another Paper Mario game but Nintendo has came out of left field with not only a new game in the series but one that will be coming out in only a few months. Paper Mario: The Origami King as it is called will be released on July 17th for the Nintendo Switch and takes Mario into a new journey where the kingdom has been ravaged by an origami menace and a new ally named Olivia will help him restore the world as they battle against Folded Soldiers and free Princess Peach from the evil King Olly.
Mario and Luigi receive an invitation from Princess Peach to attend an origami festival and excitedly hurry to Toad Town…but something’s amiss. After investigating the eerily empty town, the duo finds a fearsome (and folded) Princess Peach—she’s been turned into origami by King Olly, ruler of the Origami Kingdom. With five giant streamers under his control, King Olly binds Princess Peach’s Castle and transports it to a distant mountain as part of his plan to re-fold the world.
Even Bowser falls victim to Olly’s plot when his minions are turned into origami Folded Soldiers and betray their Koopa king, forcing him to ally with Mario and Olivia. Check out the reveal trailer and a number of screenshots below.