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Weekly Famitsu has published their Paper Mario: The Origami King review within the Japanese gaming magazine’s illustrious pages this week, delivering the first verdict on the moustachioed icon’s upcoming adventure.

That has seen their Cross Review, a panel that is comprised of four reviewers that each provides their own individual score, award the game with 36 out of a maximum possible score of 40 – which, broken down, saw it receive four 9 scores.

The other Nintendo Switch games that they reviewed were Blair Witch (30 out of 40), Indivisible (32 out of 40), Pushy and Pully in Blockland (29 out of 40) and Rigid Force Redux (29 out of 40).

After the devious King Olly transforms Princess Peach into origami, he transports her castle to a distant mountain and seals it shut with magical paper streamers. Even Bowser’s minions have been transformed into Folded Soldiers to help King Olly in his treacherous cause.

It’s up to Mario and his new companion Olivia – King Olly’s good-natured sister – to save the day in this comedic adventure, which will once again take you to the far corners of a papercraft world.

The moustachioed hero comes equipped with new tools to help him secure victory, such as 1000-Fold Arms which let you “interact with the landscape by stretching out and pulling, peeling and revealing new locations, helping you to solve puzzles and uncover unexpected surprises.”

You will have the chance to team up with extraordinary companions and master other magical powers on your adventure to defeat the Origami King and his army of paper invaders.

The new ring-based battle system will see you “flex your puzzle-solving skills to line up scattered enemies” to maximise damage, in having the chance to attack multiple enemies at once.

Paper Mario: The Origami King will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 17th July 2020.

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Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.