Get ready for a big RPG throwback: paper mario is coming to the Nintendo Switch Online expansion pack next week.
Nintendo Switch Online has a fair amount of NES and SNES games to play, but Nintendo recently announced an optional “Expansion Pack” that adds support for N64 and Sega Genesis games. While it has its advantages – like not forcing European gamers to use the PAL framerate and a total of 38 N64 games planned according to dataminers – it will also cost you a few dollars more every year.
Now a new game has been confirmed for the list: you can soon return to the magical world of the original paper mario.
paper mario was originally intended as a sequel to the SNES’ Super Mario RPG, but it quickly evolved into something quite different. This new formula proved popular, kicking off several sequels (the most recent of which is Paper Mario: The Origami King).
Players take on the role of Mario (natch) as he travels to a faraway land called Star Haven. The mystical Star Rod can grant any wish, but the evil Bowser has stolen the rod, trapped all seven Star Spirits, and kidnapped Princess Peach again. It’s up to Mario (and his friends) to save Star Haven and defeat Bowser on an epic journey through eight chapters.
When is the paper mario Nintendo Switch online release date?
The paper mario The Nintendo Switch Online release date is Friday, December 10, 2021, as part of the Nintendo Switch Online expansion pack.
You can access the classic N64 paper mario by subscribing to the Nintendo Switch Online+ expansion pack starting at $49.99 or your regional equivalent for 12 months. If you prefer a bit newer experience, you can buy the latest RPG Paper Mario: The Origami King digitally through the Nintendo eShop for $59.99 or you can buy it physically from Amazon for a lower price.
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