Random Time! - Fan makes Paper Zelda playable demo to see how the Zelda franchise would work as a traditional RPG

An ambitious fan has made a Legend of Zelda fan game in the style of Paper Mario. A free demo for the game is currently available, and the demo is playable on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Click here to try out the demo!

Check out French commercials for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Paper Mario: The Origami King

As Nintendo gears up for the holiday season, they're going to pump out commercials for games old and new. Over in France, that means a new spot for the upcoming Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, as well as Paper Mario: The Origami King. Check out both commercials above!

Paper Mario: The Origami King's producer now says the series can no longer "graphically represent individual characteristics" in Toad NPCs

What a strange decision

A couple weeks back, Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe spoke to VGC about a design edict with Paper Mario games that was put in place since Paper Mario: Sticker Star. According to Tanabe, Paper Mario games can "no longer modify/create characters" tied to the Mario universe. While fans are still looking for an explanation as to why that is, Tanabe has been a bit more specific about the mandate.

In an interview with GamesRadar on the same subject, Tanabe had this to say.

"From the production of Paper Mario: Sticker Star onwards, we were no longer able to graphically represent individual characteristics, such as age, gender etc., in the Toad NPCs (non-playable characters), and so it has become that much more important to convey their personalities simply through text. Our writer, Mr Taro Kudo, has been grappling with this difficult challenge since Paper Mario: Sticker Star, but has managed to achieve giving all the texts a sense of humour. In this instalment, Paper Mario: The Origami King, we were able to include some Toads wearing an outfit to match their role, and also created original origami characters."

What we're really looking for from Nintendo is an explanation as to why this is. Fans know that the series used to allow for this kind of expression, and removing it seems like a rather odd decision. Even if we don't like the answer, hopefully Nintendo will explain themselves in a future interview.

Paper Mario: The Origami King "Learn all about the World" trailer

From Autumn Mountain to the Scorching Sandpaper Desert, learn more about the world of Paper Mario: The Origami King!

Check out how to make characters from Paper Mario: The Origami King using origami

Folding isn't just for poker fans!

Nintendo of Japan has released a handful of new videos showing you how to fold origami of a variety of characters from Paper Mario: The Origami King. Check out the video featuring Princess Peach in the embedded link above, or click here to watch the rest of the tutorials!

Nintendo Minute - We Play Paper Mario: The Origami King - Favorite Moments!

Nintendo Minute is never a minute! We’re so lucky to get to play Paper Mario: The Origami King a little early and the game is so much fun. Within the first hour or so, we already found some super fun and surprising moments. We’re excited for you guys to play on July 17 when the game launches for Nintendo Switch. As always, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!

Check out this amazing Japanese pamphlet for Paper Mario: The Origami King (video via @PushDustIn)

Being given out at Yodobashi Camera locations in Japan, a foldable pamphlet advertising the upcoming release of Paper Mario: The Origami King has been shown off thanks to PushDustIn on Twitter. It's wonderful to see that Nintendo is getting creative with the origami aspect of the game for everything including the promotional material!

Paper Mario: The Origami King - New "Arriving to Nintendo Switch July 17" ad

The kingdom has been ravaged by an origami menace! Join Mario and his new partner, Olivia, as they battle evil Folded Soldiers, repair the damaged landscape, and try to free Princess Peach’s castle from the clutches of King Olly in this comedy-filled adventure. Only on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

Have a listen to the "Red Streamer Battle" theme from Paper Mario: The Origami King

Stream the streamer battle theme!

Volume on? Boots shined? Thinking cap on? White heavy check mark Ready to drop the hammer?

Then let’s rumble with the Red Streamer Battle theme from #PaperMario: The Origami King, launching 17/07!


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