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Now nearing launch in Europe, Nintendo of America has announced when Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam will arrive in the region.

The Nintendo 3DS exclusive sees the world of Nintendo’s mainstay Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario series collide, which promises an adventure brimming with hilarity.

This week’s Nintendo Direct introduced the Battle Cards that can be used to defeat enemies roaming the Mushroom Kingdom, which have various effects such as powering-up attacks, dealing damage or rewarding you with coins. The Super Mario series amiibo – Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Toad and Bowser -can also be scanned to unlock special character cards with more powerful effects.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam will launch exclusively for Nintendo 3DS in Europe on December 4th, and across North America on January 22nd.

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.