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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Sets the Stage for Switch on May 23rd

A screenshot of the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remaster depicting Mario talking to Goombella. A speech bubble is above her head with the reply "My name's Goombella. I'm a junior at the University of Goom. Nice to meet ya!"

Nintendo has revealed that the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remaster will launch on May 23rd for Nintendo Switch. The announcement came via a short news video on March 10th—or MAR10—celebrating plumber Mario and some of his upcoming releases across cinema, Lego, and video games. Check it out below!

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Originally announced last year, the remaster of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door acts as a full-scale modern upgrade to the original 2004 GameCube release. Nintendo has promised that the remaster will include modernised graphics alongside quality-of-life upgrades to make the game easier for people to play.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door brings Mario and his friends into a world of storybook wonder, where the adventurous plumber and his friends must race against time to find the treasure of the Thousand Year-Door. In their way stand the dastardly X-Nauts, against whom Mario and some stalwart allies will fight in turn-based battles as they make their way across a fully realised paper world. In such a world, Mario and company can fold into origami, paper planes, and more to traverse the obstacles barring the way. For further details, check out the official synopsis provided by Nintendo below:

The nefarious X-Nauts are after the treasure behind the Thousand-Year Door! With a map from Princess Peach, and the help of a few locals, Mario journeys through a colorful world made of paper to find them first. To prevail in this quest, you’ll have to level up Mario and his friends, master timing-based attacks and badges to impress the audience on the stage of combat, and make use of all the abilities that come with being cursed—er, conveniently made of paper—like folding into a plane to cross big gaps or turning sideways to slip through narrow openings.

Leaf through a storybook world with charming characters in every fold

Surprises abound in this deep and engaging tale, where everyone’s got something to say and it’s often not what you’d expect. Mario will meet all kinds of interesting folks on his journey, like the upbeat and studious Goombella and the shy but determined Koops. Some of these characters will need your help with their own quests, or even join your party. Others, like Peach and Bowser, have stories of their own that you’ll play between Mario’s chapters!

A classic turns the page, bringing fresh visuals and updated features

Twenty years after the original game on the Nintendo GameCube™ system, this version for the Nintendo Switch™ system has revamped graphics, and a suite of additional changes that make the game easier than ever to enjoy.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Remaster Screenshots

This remaster seems to be a wonderful way for newbies and fans alike to experience Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door in all its pop-up book majesty. As someone who has not played a single Mario role-playing game, it might prove a good place to start!

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Source: Gematsu

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Trent Argirov

Trent Argirov

Trent is a news editor for RPGFan. If not writing news or lending a voice to the odd podcast, he can be seen, in the Australian wild, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, working on various manuscripts, and keeping the occasional wandering cat company. His video game backlog stretches far and wide, and sources swear he's slowly working on it, one day at a time.

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