Nintendo Japan Releases Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Trailer

Mario must be cutting down on the pasta because he’s looking a little thin. Today, Nintendo Japan released a five-minute trailer for Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The upcoming remake of the 2004 GameCube release finds Mario searching for the Crystal Stars and rescuing Princess Peach from aliens while competing with King Koopa for the Stars. The Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remake will be released for the Nintendo Switch on May 23, 2024, and is available for pre-order in digital and hard copy versions now. You can see the Nintendo Japan trailer (which is in Japanese, obviously) below:

I’m not going to lie; this isn’t really my thing. I’m not much for Mario or turn-based RPGs, so I’m not exactly waiting on bated breath for this one. But it does look like Nintendo did a great job updating the graphics for the remake. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door looks fantastic, and the paper aesthetic works better than it should in motion. They get some good mileage out of that, like when Mario slides down a very thin space between buildings (which reminded me of the narrow alleyway in Inception). It also appears the game’s Japanese title is Paper Mario RPG, which is less colorful than The Thousand-Year Door; I’d have thought it would be the other way around, if anything. If you’re a fan of these games, it looks like it’ll be a good time.

Comments (1)

April 29, 2024 at 12:54 am

Considering Nintendo just bent the knee, I have only this to say:

Meta PCs, you’re our last bastion of hope.


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