The highly anticipated remastered version of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door has been announced during the recent Nintendo Direct. Fans of the acclaimed RPG by Intelligent Systems will soon have the opportunity to experience its unique charm on the Nintendo Switch.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is part of the long-running Paper Mario series, known for its beautiful combination of 3D animation and distinct 2D visuals. It has been a highly sought-after re-release due to its charming writing, strong RPG mechanics, and limited availability outside of its original platform, the Gamecube.
The original 2004 review of the game by IGN praised its humor, varied gameplay, and captivating world. With plenty of playable characters and sidekicks, memorable music, and a 30-hour quest, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door has become another successful addition to the beloved Mario franchise.
The game was revealed alongside other exciting announcements during the Nintendo Direct, including F-Zero 99, Unicorn Overlord, and a Tomb Raider Remastered Collection. It will be joining the previously announced remake of Super Mario RPG, which received a new gameplay trailer during the showcase.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is set to release on the Nintendo Switch in 2024. Fans can expect to revisit this beloved RPG and experience its charming world once again. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements on this highly anticipated remaster.
Source: IGN (Kat Bailey is IGN’s News Director as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat)