Fans around the world are diving into Paper Mario: The Origami King, and they're exploring every nook and cranny of the adventure. That includes collecting various hidden items and statues along the way. It's one of those items that has some fans thinking Nintendo is making a bit of a dirty joke.
Whether you find this kind of humor offensive or not, we'll keep the details after the jump. Click through at your own risk!
One of the statues you can find in the game is a replica of a 'Desert Tower.' You can see that statue above, turned to a very specific angle by the player. I'm sure I don't have to spell it out for you, but the orientation of the image above makes the statue look a bit like a penis. Now that alone isn't proof of any dirty joke. It's just a player spinning the item to make it look a bit suspicious. It's the listing of this item that has people talking.
As you can see, the statue is supposedly modeled after a legendary king. Some people are taking that as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the King's manhood. Along with that, the statue just happens to be labeled number 69. If that's not a reference you get, I'll let you look it up on your own.
The Paper Mario series certainly has it's sly references and more adult jokes, but they're very carefully worded. The one-two punch of this statue above would definitely be more in your face than Nintendo's usual nods. Do you think this is just a case of fans reading into things too much, or did the localization team really go this far?