Following its surprise reveal yesterday, the official Japanese website for Paper Mario: The Origami King has opened, revealing a couple more interesting details about the title.
Firstly, the website contains a lengthy summary about the plot of the game, which was only hinted at in the trailer. You can check it out below as translated by Pushdustin
Mario and Luigi receive an invitation from Princess Peach for the Origami Festival. The pair arrive at Toad Town in high spirits….but what happened? There’s no one around. Thinking that something is off, Mario heads to Peach’s Castle.
There he runs into Peach…who has been turned into origami! An origami figure appears and introduced itself to a shocked Mario. “I am the king of Origami Land! King Ori!” King Ori wants to fold Mario’s friend and change the world to create the Origami Kingdom.
When he announces that, huge tape came out of nowhere and connected Peach’s Castle to the top of a far mountain. Mario teams up with King Ori’s younger sister, Oribia, and even sometimes receiving help from Bowser’s minions.
In order to stop King Ori’s plans, they head towards Peach’s Castle.
Next, the site also includes a trailer for the game’s battle system. As seen below, battles in Origami King will take place on a circular stage, with enemies occupying different “rings”. Players will have the ability to rotate the rings in order to line up enemies for attacks.
Finally, the site features another batch of artwork for the game, including character portraits and screenshots.
Paper Mario: The Origami King launches on July 17th for Switch.
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